Despite all sorts of passwords and two-factor authentication, scammers continue to massively steal Apple ID accounts from users. And the point here is clearly not weak password protection, but the gullibility of users. We have already talked about the fact that it is not so easy for attackers to hack the same Telegram accounts, while leaving users with a non-working iPhone on their hands is much easier. It turns out that all you need is to be smart and ingratiate yourself! We tell you what ways to divorce with Apple ID exist in 2023.
Why you can not enter someone else’s iCloud
One of the eternal schemes to steal Apple ID – when a girl meets you in a dating application, after which the conversation smoothly flows into Telegram or another messenger. This is usually explained by the fact that “it’s more convenient.” After that, the scammer, behind whose avatar the guy may be hiding at all, continues to conduct an abstract conversation and asks if the potential victim has an iPhone.
If yes, then the girl asks log into your iCloudto download photos from there and “throw to a friend”. As soon as the account is logged in on the iPhone, the smartphone is blocked and a large amount is required as a ransom. But even if you pay it, it’s far from a fact that access to your smartphone will return, so in addition to a blocked iPhone, there is a chance to be left without money – we wrote about this not so long ago. But these are not all the tricks with which they can block your iPhone.
Divorce with Apple subscriptions
In my opinion, this method of deception is the most sophisticated. The fact is that you receive in the mail Fake subscription payment message: It can be YouTube Premium, Apple Music or any other. The letter looks quite believable and is designed in the style of Apple – even experienced users will not notice the catch. Moreover, the check contains a large amount, and in order to avoid debiting, you need to follow the link to unsubscribe.
After going to the fake page, which also looks like the Apple site, you need to enter Apple ID details, but, of course, you should not do this – you will be left without personal data. Keep in mind that Apple does not warn you of charges or charge large amounts. In addition, you can set up payment for subscriptions directly on your iPhone and there is no need to go to incomprehensible sources.
Apple Gift Card Scam
From the suspension of Apple in Russia, the most difficult thing was for users, but the scammers were the winners! Back in the spring of last year, they began to extort data from Apple ID cards and accounts from users, selling fake App Store certificates.
In fact, of course, no one sold anything to anyone: the owners of Apple equipment were offered to return the payment in the application store. To do this, it was necessary to follow the link sent by the attackers and enter the login and password from the Apple ID, after which the account data flowed to them. Cheeky, isn’t it?
Can an iPhone be hacked using a link
But the most interesting thing is how people who have lost their iPhones are deceived. Users were sent SMS messages supposedly on behalf of Apple, which reported that the smartphone was found. All you need is to go on the iCloud site and enter your Apple ID details. But upon closer inspection, it becomes noticeable that this is a phishing link leading to a certain site. icioud.com! It is designed exactly like the Apple service page, but you definitely don’t need to enter Apple ID data on it.
IPhone lock scam
But most of all I like the tricky way of cheating with the “old owner number”. A stranger writes to you in the messenger, who says that he bought an iPhone in which the previous owner was, that is, yours. In the course of communication, he complains that the smartphone has turned into a brick and he needs Apple ID password to unlock devices. Naturally, some report it, but you can’t do this, since you will simply be left without an iPhone. Just think, what is the probability that an old phone that you sold a long time ago and previously reset to factory settings will have your number?!
How avoid iPhone being hacked? The best thing to do is never enter someone else’s Apple ID on your iPhone and never use your account information on incomprehensible sites. If you have received a strange letter in the mail, then study it and pay attention to the links that should correspond to the addresses of Apple pages. Well, if you still fell for the trick of scammers, call support 8–800–555–67–34: you will need to confirm the fact of ownership of the device, after which the specialists will try to help you.
Source: AppleInsider.ru — крупнейший сайт о iPhone, iPad, Mac в России by appleinsider.ru.
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