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.

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:

Report To The FTC Here




 

How To Prevent Identity Theft and More

If you want to be the first to find out the most notorious scams every week, feel free to subscribe to the Scam Detector newsletter here. You’ll receive periodic emails – we promise not to spam. Meanwhile, educate yourself with some other Apple support or iCloud fraud-related articles right under this paragraph. This way, you can protect yourself in many other aspects and niches. Last but not least, use the Comments section below to expose other scammers.

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Djran

Apple iCloud breach call from 314-616-6356

Kelly

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.

Colin Miles

402-805-9807 They have called twice today. Telling us our Apple icloud has been breached and says to press #1.

Alicia Smiath

Got a call from 714-309-6605 about suspicious activity

loulou

I just received a call from 18006142130. When I hung up on him and call back it sends me to a voice mail.

betmatrho

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.

Last edited 1 month ago by betmatrho
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?

Jenny

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.

Penny

Just got a call from 800-718-7408

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