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Beware-Apple Tech Support Scam

Beware-Apple Tech Support Scam

Tech Support Scam

The suspects in this scam email you and ask for you to confirm your identity and claim they are from Apple Tech support. They make the receiver of the email believe that they are representing Apple/iCloud Tech support. Once you click on the confirm identity hyperlink, you are redirected to a screen that asks for your iTunes account information.  

In some cases they also charge a fee which requires you to give them your credit card number. They will then ask for as much personal information as you will give them because they claim they need it to process the transaction.

Facts related to this scam:

Apple does not send unsolicited emails asking the receiver to confirm their identity.

Once you give them control of your iTunes account they are free to obtain any information contained within your account as well.

What you can do to combat this scam:

Do not click through the hyperlink asking to confirm your identity, rather contact Apple iTunes support or visit their scam website: http://www.apple.com/support/

Report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Information on how to do this is on their website: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/scams-alerts.

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