SCAM – Victim, while browsing the World Wide Web, did receive a “pop-up” claiming to be Apple Tech Support. The message stated that Victim’s cell phone had been infected with a virus and that she should call the number provided to fix the issue. Victim called and spoke with an unknown Subject who stated she would have to purchase Apple gift cards in the amount of $1,200 USC in order to pay for the services needed to fix her cell phone. Victim complied and gave the pin numbers from the gift cards to Subject over the phone.
SCAM – Victim received a phone call from a Subject who claimed to be an Apple Employee. The Subject further stated that Victim’s phone had been “hacked” and that it was in need of new software. In order to pay for the updates, Victim was instructed to purchase $3,000 USC in gift cards. Victim asked that Subject send her an e-mail so she could verify his employment. After receiving the e-mail, Victim went to CVS and Rite Aid and purchased $3,000USC worth of gift cards.
SCAM – Victim received a phone call from “Apple Corporation”. Victim was told that there had been a problem with his iCloud account and that if he wanted to purchase additional protections for it, it would cost $450 USC – in Apple gift cards. Victim complied and gave the pin numbers from the gift cards to Subject over the phone.
Be Suspicious anytime someone asks you to pay in gift cards. BE SAFE – BE SMART