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Apple Warns Customers That SoCal Scammers Are Faking Genius Bar Calls - iDrop News


Apple is warning customers in Southern California of a new scam involving fake Apple Store calls.

Specifically, fraudsters are impersonating Genius Bar staff or other Apple Store employees from the Apple Store at The Americana at Brand in Glendale, California. The company is alerting customers of the issue with an automated message that plays when calling it.

“Apple is aware that some customers are receiving unsolicited calls claiming to be from this Apple Store. If you receive an unsolicited call, you should not provide any information to the callers. For more information on cybercrime and ways to protect your computer, visit Also, if you feel you have been a victim of fraud, please contact your local police. If you would like help changing your Apple ID password, please visit”

It appears that Apple adds this automated message to any Apple Store that becomes associated with an increase in scam or phishing campaigns.

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