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New Apple iCloud Phishing Scam Targets Local Consumers - whnt.com

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This week local consumers reported receiving phone calls and multiple messages from “Mollie” claiming that there was a problem with their Apple iCloud account. Consumers were instructed to call back so that Tech Support could help troubleshoot and repair the problem.

One consumer reported that the number on her caller id was 408-606-5775, while she was asked to call back using 844-889-9156. From the reports received by the BBB, all of these scam calls were made to landlines and not a cell phone.

Thankfully the consumers were savvy and did not fall for the scam.

This is just a new twist on the old Microsoft Tech Support scam. Just this week the FTC announced a major crackdown on fraudulent Tech Support operations nationwide.

As a part of “Operation Tech Trap”, the FTC and its partners announced “16 new actions, including complaints, settlements, indictments, and guilty pleas, against deceptive tech support operations.

This brings to 29 the number of law...(continued)

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