Scam Of The Week: Apple Phishing And Smishing

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The bad guys love to spoof companies that we’re all familiar with. If you’re an Apple customer, you know they send emails on a regular basis, and this might make you inherently less suspicious of anything appearing to come from Apple.

According to KnowBe4, lately there’s been an increase in “Apple” scams. One of these phishing scams appears as a fake email invoice for your “recent Apple purchase”. Another scam is a “Reminder” email notifying you of an account login from an iPad in Monaco. The third, and possibly most attention-grabbing scam, is a smishing attempt informing you (via text message) that your Apple ID is expiring today. Any Apple user knows how vital an Apple ID is, and these hackers are purely relying on shock factor to hook their victims.

Always Remember: If you get a suspicious email or text from an account or online service that you use, log into your account through your browser (not through links in the email) to check the validity of the information presented in the suspicious email.

Let’s stay safe out there!

Always remember: “When in doubt, throw it out!”

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