Apple iCloud Scam Call

Apple iCloud Scam Call



Apple iCloud Scam Call: How It Works

Watch out for a fake Apple iCloud scam call going around – the fake iCloud Breach – claiming to be from Apple Support. Cybercriminals call random numbers saying that your iCloud has been compromised after being accessed in two or three different places in the last 24 hours. Alternatively, the perpetrators of the Apple iCloud scam call may tell you that your account “has been breached”. Let’s take a look.

Here is how the scam works, so rest assured the fake Apple Support advisor is not from the real company.

icloud scam call

What is worse is that criminals use Caller ID spoofing to make your phone display show the “Apple Store” or any variation of Apple’s Customer Service words. See the screenshot above of how convincing the call may be for some users.

iCloud Account Breach Scam: How To Avoid

The Apple scam calls are not new. They will keep coming for years, indeed. After the caller gets in touch with the potential victims, he informs them that their iCloud activity has been flagged as suspicious. “We have reasons to believe that your credentials have been used today in Texas, Manchester, Toronto, and New Zealand. All of them happened this morning, so we decided to give you a call and let you know.”, the caller says.



If the victim bites the bait, scammers proceed to ask for their Apple ID, so they can log in and pretend to block the account from future compromised activity. Or, they may say they need the iCloud credentials to verify the user’s identity. Unfortunately, many people fall for this trick, giving criminals access to their accounts.

Think about it: if they call you from Apple, they can access your account internally, anyway.

Since we are on the topic of scams using the Apple brand, beware of the iPhone calendar virus going around these days.

Apple Scam Phone Numbers: iCloud Breach Reports

Some of the phone numbers that have been reported for the Apple iCloud scam call are the following: 1 (617) 337-2893, 1 (715) 828-1467, 1 (408) 996-1010, 1 (818) 477-1010, and 1 (669) 888-0264. Feel free to report any as well, if you have experienced any Apple support scam calls. Please use the Comments section at the bottom of this article.



iCloud Scam Call: How To Report

Warn your family and friends about the iCloud scam call by sharing this article on social media using the buttons provided. If you are wondering how to report phone scams, you can also officially do it to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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How To Prevent Identity Theft and More

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82 thoughts on “Apple iCloud Scam Call”

  1. Kathleen Flemin

    I’d leave the phone numbers if there weren’t over 70 of them. I’m assuming they are bot calls. Is there any way to block all bot calls on a VOIP? I don’t have an apple account nor an icloud one. No apple phone either.

  2. Icloude PHone scam ( robo calls from Okla…580-730-2505; 580-730-8579; 580-730-9300; 580-730-7459 probably routing numbers thru throw phones and not traceable..

  3. Received three phone calls from Olivia one right after the other claiming my Apple Icloud account (which I don’t even have) has been compromised or breached, BEWARE of the following phone numbers 951-769-5864 Nicholas Patricia, 951-769-3350 Steve Kuhn, 951-769-7387 no caller ID name came up on this number.

  4. I received a call today from (408) 967-2941 (San Jose) with a recording that said my ApplePay account had been breached and to press 1 to speak to a representative. Quite tricky since Apple headquarters is in Cupertino, right near San Jose. Clearly a scam call, but this has been occurring for me about once a month for the past year now. What makes it really funny is that I don’t even have an ApplePay account!

  5. I got a call from Olivia at Apple Support at noon today (4/28) on my land line saying my iCloud account had been breached, and to call their “toll free” area code 315 number. I recognized it as a scam right away, and figured I’d just ignore it. But I didn’t expect to be called back repeatedly with that same message. That had never happened before. It got so bad that I disconnected my answering machine and just let the phone ring. After several more calls that didn’t get answered, it appears it finally got through to those idiots that I’m no easy mark, and they finally bugged off. It remains to be seen if they’ll try again tomorrow.
    It made me wish I could do something similar to what I saw Seven of Nine do to an intransigent diplomat on an episode of Star Trek: Voyager – send electric feedback across the line and zap ’em!

  6. I received calls today: 18286496453 18286494560 18282951756 18286493273 18286498351 18286497911 18286491738 18286493567 18286494536 I received these calls over a period of about 3 hours- 3 occurred within a 30 minuted time frame.Stated to select #1 or #3 or to call a 315 area code number. Continued for about 3 hours Stated my Apple device had /has been compromised EXTREMELY ANNOYING.

    1. I had 14 of those calls yesterday and so far 5 today. I don’t even have any apple stuff. lol.
      Very annoying.

  7. Karen Kalbfell

    Received them every 15 minutes last night. Same Area Code and with a 274 phone #. Stated to select #1 or #3 or to call a 315 area code number. Continued for about 3 hours last night. Need to find a way to stop these calls. Very annoying.

  8. Received call from 888-526-7398 saying my iCloud account had been breached. Did not believe it; did not follow prompts.

  9. Today it started…about every 10 or 20 minutes…same area code as mine and same prefix as mine and some with name’s and some without and some just a long phone numbers stating that my Apple ICloud has been preached…but don’t have any Apple products…it’s always a same recorded message from Olivia about the breach…so lame and will not answer them any more…about 10 calls today alone.

  10. Three in the last hour: 408-277-1049 “ST OF CA DEPT O”, 408-592-2747, “HERITAG B”, 408-292-1001 Unknown. All in the San Jose Area Code.

  11. I received a number of calls:
    972-241-8593, 972-241-5447, 972-241-9064, 972-241-2433
    All claiming a breach had occurred with Apple iCloud account.

  12. I received 18 calls on Feb 15 claiming a breach had occurred with Apple iCloud account. All calls promoted me to call 315-232-8257 to speak directly to an Apple Support Advisor. All 18 calls had the same area code and prefix (706)-854, but all calls had different last 4 digits. I did not call back. I deleted all the messages and blocked the last number.

  13. Multiple phone calls regarding Apple iCloud account, which no one in the household has, during a 3-hour time period. All phone numbers from one area in San Diego County, San Ysidro. I answered the last call and pressed 2 to hang up as directed. Pressing 1 would have supposedly given me access to an Apple representative. Calls stopped, but who knows what may happen today.

    1. Reyna Banuelos 619-690-5839
    2. 619-690-1323
    3. 619-690-6949
    4. 619-690-5022
    5. “Wells Fargo Bank” 619-690-8037
    6. Santos Aguida 619-690-2370
  14. I received six calls today, all different numbers, but the same area code and the same prefix. Area code 805 and the first three numbers of the telephone were 208. They left messages about iCloud and Apple. They called about every 10 to 20 minutes. I didn’t answer them until the last call. I answered it and immediately blew an emergency whistle into the phone over and over again and then hung up. They didn’t leave a message that time. It’s been about 45 minutes and they haven’t called back yet. I dont know who to notify about this. I did a screen shot of all the various numbers.

  15. I have received 10+ robo calls this afternoon from different local phone numbers. They all have same message, “from Apple support and that my iCloud has been compromised” and to call 315-232-8257.

  16. received several calls 360-866-2020, 360-899-2372, 360-866-0917, 360-0763, 512-640-0041 and 360-866-8948 all about apple icloud account being compromised, press 1.

  17. Received one call so far on Tuesday 2/2/21. Recorded msg. that my account had been breached and not to use my iCloud account etc. From 1 (866) 773-9202

  18. Connie Mendonca

    The calls started again, #’s 817-980-5816, this one I did reverse number search and came back to no one…go figure, the other #’s 817-980-7986, 855-632-6436, 855-632-6232, 855-632-5470, 855-632-0117, 855-632-7051. It appears to slow them down if you answer and immediately hang up, at least it does stop them leaving a message.

  19. Connie Mendonca

    The calls started again, #’s 817-980-5816, this one I did reverse number search and came back to no one…go figure, the other #’s 817-980-7986, 855-632-6436, 855-632-6232, 855-632-5470, 855-632-0117, 855-632-7051. It appears to slow them down if you answer and immediately hang up, at least it does stop them leaving a message.

  20. One call so far on Saturday 1/30/21. Recorded msg. that my account had been breached and not to use my iCloud account etc. From 1 (866) 749-2702

  21. One call so far on Saturday 1/30/21. Recorded msg. that my account had been breached and not to use my iCloud account etc. From 1 (866) 749-2702

  22. received my first call today. Asking me to press ‘1’ to speak to Apple Support. I hung up. The phone number was 573-823-9112. 573-823 is the first six digits of my phone number. 🙁

  23. received my first call today. Asking me to press ‘1’ to speak to Apple Support. I hung up. The phone number was 573-823-9112. 573-823 is the first six digits of my phone number. 🙁

  24. Connie Mendonca

    I have rec’d calls today every 15 to 20 mins apart, they all leave a message, here are the numbers: 855-632-8167, 855-632-6178, 855-632-7941, 855-632-9682, 855-632-8270, 855-632-6697, 855-632-8785, 855-632-8785. I deleted the other 4 that came in 1st. Is there nothing that can be done about this? It is terribly irritating.

  25. I have received over 20 calls from (855) 676-xxxx numbers, every one a different number with a recording stating my iCloud account has been breached. After the 5th call in 10 minutes did press 1 to get a person someone who could hardly speak English answered. Told him to quit calling my number as my account had not been breached. Day 2 and the calls keep coming. Very frustrating!

  26. I have received over 20 calls from (855) 676-xxxx numbers, every one a different number with a recording stating my iCloud account has been breached. After the 5th call in 10 minutes did press 1 to get a person someone who could hardly speak English answered. Told him to quit calling my number as my account had not been breached. Day 2 and the calls keep coming. Very frustrating!

  27. Received a total of about 32 robocalls yesterday and today from 509-943-xxxx numbers (Richland, WA) all left a recording for an Apple account scam. Yesterday, I changed my VOIP settings to send all calls not in my contact list directly to voicemail. Today, I am having a line disconnected message be given to all callers not in my contact list in hopes of stopping the calls.

  28. Bradley Eugene Orr

    My wife’s gotten 9 calls inside of 45 minutes, all from different (615)- 406- Tennessee numbers. Here’s the rub, we do not use Apple products for anything. No i-phone, nothing.
    The last one, caller with heavy Indian accent called himself Christopher, my wife said, Christopher, please don’t call this number again, he said alright… Then, my wife hung up. Now we’re waiting to see if they call back… these idiots are still calling… what now?

  29. They used a local number 720-369-1562. I blocked the number. It was a recording saying they were apple and my iCloud had been breached

  30. Apple Cloud scam called not once BUT at least 10 times so far and we do NOT have anything that uses apple cloud– can NOT block calls as they are spoofing local numbers–told the representative not to call again and a foreigner from middle east repeatedly said he WOULD CALL AGAIN— my only alternative is to turn off the voice mail/answering machine–or NOT hangup the phone ( landline) when they call as it creates as open line and hopefully blocks their outgoing calls

  31. Scam for Apple I-Cloud Breach. 8 calls in two hours and every call is from a different number all start with 503-255 then 2282,9279,3047,8897 and 6399 all to our land line. I started to hit talk then hang up but they don’t stop about to unplug that phone and they always leave the same message.

  32. 573-304-3729 Lorie Trede (her number) has been calling us all day long numerous times telling us our Apple icloud has been breached and says to press #1 which connects us with Apple and they don’t have a clue as to why we called them.

  33. Judith Meyersberg

    Scam calls today, all within one hour, (317) 507-9830; 317 507-2583; and 317 507-3967; all claiming to be Olivia on the phone; I’ve had ICloud acct hacked, press 1 to be connected, or call the 800 number (which I didn’t write down, as I figured it was a scam). Any way to stop this?

  34. I have never had an iCloud account and am not at all familiar with Apple apps, but today I received 7 or 8 calls allegedly from Apple Support – four of them within an hour and a half – and all of them from 301-515- phone numbers in the Gaithersburg/Germantown/Boyds, MD area saying they reported “suspicious activity with your iCloud account.” I finally unplugged my phone in the last hour, ensuring I won’t get any more calls like that today.

  35. icloud breach scam

    THE FOLLOWING PHONE’S HAVE BEEN ICLOUD BREACH SCAMS:
    Cler Daniel 1-765-376-4224, 1-765-376-9135, Paddock Justan 1-765-376-7313.

  36. I got an cloud scam call from 800-581-5073. Robocalls. Idiots. I didn’t even listen to the whole thing. Plus, I don’t even have an iCloud account. 😂😂😂😂

  37. Received a call and said there was a breach in my I-Cloud. Gave name as Martin Barbella and badge # 2013-0948
    phone number was 669-900-0259
    Continued to text even after I hung up.

  38. So far I’ve received 12 calls from 877-683 with different last 4 numbers. Voicemails indicate a breach on my iCloud. I’m sure they will try but I’m not answering. I wish we could find a way to report these numbers to the FCC but I think these numbers are obfuscated.

  39. I just received a call while I was reading this. They seem to call about every hour. The caller ID says they are TACOMWVRLT 253-952-7523

  40. I just received a call while I was reading this. They seem to call about every hour. The caller ID says they are TACOMWVRLT 253-952-7523

  41. 1-877-412-7753, 1-877-233-8552 both called today. saying my icloud had been breached press a number to talk to support. i did nothing but hang up.

  42. Annoying to be receiving these calls all day long on a Sunday. Numbers 410- 280-4137, 410-280-7726 and 410-280-3263.

  43. I received an E-Mail stating my iCloud was locked and I had to verify my information in order to reinstate my iCloud account. I immediately recognized this as a phishing scam. You can tell by the address of the sender. Never the less, I always check the official web site on this sort of “iffy” correspondence. Watch out – the Covid-19 situation has only made dishonest individuals more determined to part you from your personal information.

  44. I also have been receiving these calls and then when i call it back a different person answers and tells me there is no way the call came from this phone .I read the number to her she says yes but this is nit right this is my personal number. Been happening for two days straight from 8a.m through the evening. Its getting old blocking numbers if they do not get what they want and you block them they call from a different number:{{{{{{{{{{{{

  45. We have received 7 calls in the last hour. From US Cellular or cell phone MO. Same area code and prefix with different last 4 numbers. All automated about Apple I cloud call support. the numbers are as follows: 5738813700, 5738815961,5738811211, 5738819215, 5738816404, 5738813373, 5738815673. Stop the madness!

  46. I received EIGHT robo-calls from “Apple Support” yesterday; the first at 3:25pm, the last at 8:00pm. Those calls all came from Cleveland, Ohio exchanges 1-216-351-xxxx, with all different lines. I blocked each as I got them, and they’d just call back from a different line. I spoke to someone three times with varying degrees of anger/vulgarity, and insisted they stop calling, to no avail. Now today, again at 3:25pm, the calls start again. I filed a report with the FCC last night but who knows if that will help. (I did note that the hold music when waiting to speak to the rep was sung in an English accent, and each of the reps who answered had maybe Indian or Middle Eastern accents, so I doubt they actually are calling from Cleveland!)

  47. 815-806-6601, 815-806-5557, 815-806-4181, 815-806-7017, 815-806-7026, 815-806-3067, 815-806-6783, 815-806-0358, 815-806-0768, 815-806-4373, 815-806-4373, 815-806-4363, 815-806-3602, 815-806-6175, 815-806-7968, 815-306-2845, 815-806-0241, 815-806-1752, 815-806-6714, 815-806-8291, 815-806-9029. All within the last 24 hours. And I don’t even have an Apple iCloud account!

  48. Repeated robo-phone calls about my icloud being compromised and to press “1” to be connected to Apple Support to fix the issue. Phone # called from: 800-856-5312.

  49. I have received no less than 50 phone calls between yesterday and today from various 503-201-xxxx phone numbers stating that they are Apple calling to report suspicious activity on my iCloud account – some sort of icloud breach – and to call 315-232-8257. VERY ANNOYING!!

  50. 716-147-7194@ 2:45 pm, 474-692-1730 @ 2:10 pm, 474-890-1841 @ 1:54 pm, 474-693-3513 @ 1:34 pm, and the last one came as I typed this at 3:00 pm. This was from Olivia @ New York call 716-660-6747. All today. Extremely annoying.

  51. I have been getting calls for two days, just minutes apart, 10-20 at a time advising that Olivia is calling me about a breach with my iCloud account. The number displayed is 812-284-1730 – when you call it back its a fax machine, and sometimes it says Fifth Third Bank on the display but of course it’s not. They were using another number two days ago, seems that they have a group that is rotating in the 812-area code

  52. Received numerous calls from area code 430 claiming a breach of my iCloud account. Gave no information to them and they hung up after a few seconds of silence. Tried call blocking but they just kept changing to a different number but all from same area code.

  53. I have been receiving these calls for the last two days. Today I stayed on the phone. When the person answered the phone I immediately started hitting them with questions that they could not answer. When I asked to speak to a supervisor, I was cursed at and hung up on. Within 5 min I started getting calls from 1-559-798-#### (varying suffixes)and they are coming every 5 minutes.

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