In case of any suspicion, please report phishing emails to firstname.lastname@example.org if you receive a strange email that appears to be from Apple. Phishing is a term used to describe deceptive attempts to obtain personal information from you, mainly through email. Scammers, on the other hand, will use every technique they can to get you to share information or give them money, including:
- Phishing emails and other messages that appear to be from genuine companies, such as Apple
- Ads and pop-ups that claim your device has a security concern are deceptive.
- Phone calls or voicemails purporting to be from Apple Support are a scam.
- Promotions that offer free products and prizes but aren’t real
- Calendar invitations and subscriptions that you don’t want
If you receive any kind of unexpected message, phone call, or request for personal information or money, you should definitely be vary because it’s a scam. In case of such text you should contact the company immediately if necessary. Apple can assist you if you’re concerned about a security issue with your Apple device.
If you feel your Apple ID has been compromised, or if you believe you may have submitted your password or other sensitive information on a fraudulent website, you should immediately reset your password or contact Apple center, if necessary. Or head over to any iPhone repair shop.
How To Protect Your Apple Account And Devices
Explained below are some things that you can do to avoid scams that target your Apple account and devices.
- You should never give out personal information like credit card numbers unless you know the person you’re communicating with is who they say they are.
- You should always keep your Apple ID safe. FOr this, you can use two-factor authentication, keep your contact information up to date and safe, and never give out your Apple ID password or verification codes to anybody. Apple never requests this information in order to assist you.
- You should never use Apple Gift Cards to pay for anything else.
- Learn how to spot bogus Apple emails regarding your App Store or iTunes Store purchases. If you use Apple Pay to send or receive money (only in the United States), consider it like any other private transaction.
- You should find out how to keep your Apple devices and information safe.
- You should only download software from sources you can trust.
- You should not follow links or open or save attachments in suspicious or unsolicited messages.
In order to report suspicious emails, messages, and calls you should follow these steps
- Please report phishing emails to email@example.com if you receive a strange email that appears to be from Apple.
- Send spam or other suspicious emails to firstname.lastname@example.org if you get them in your iCloud.com, me.com, or mac.com Inbox.
- Tap Report Junk under the message to report spam or other suspicious texts you receive via iMessage. Unwanted messages and calls can also be blocked by this.
- You should report fraudulent phone calls to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or your local law enforcement agency at reportfraud.ftc.gov (US only).
How to identify fraudulent emails and messages
Scammers aim to imitate authentic company emails and SMS messages in order to fool you, so you can hand over your personal information and passwords. These indicators can assist you in detecting phishing emails:
- The sender’s email address or phone number does not match the company it claims to represent.
- The email address or phone number they used to contact you differs from the one you provided to that company.
- Although a link in an email appears to be correct, the URL does not match the company’s website.
- The message appears to be much different from those you’ve gotten from the company.
- Personal information, such as a credit card number or account password, is requested in the message.
- The message is unsolicited and contains confidential information.
Explained above are some of the ways that can help you scam a scammer. You should always be vigilant as these days, such frauds are really common. You wouldn’t want to lose your personal details.