BBB warns about iPhone, Apple scam

Published: Jul. 3, 2019 at 6:51 AM EDT
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If you're an Apple or iPhone user, a scam is going around that may look pretty realistic, especially because it looks like the company itself is calling you.

It's definitely a scam that's easy to fall for, especially if you rely on caller ID. Even if you think you know who is actually calling, it never hurts to do your due diligence.

It starts off sounding real. The Better Business Bureau says callers will get a call with the caller ID saying Apple, Inc. The phone number will also match 1-800-MY-APPLE. The call will tell you there's a serious threat to your phone or computer and that some of your information may have been compromised. The scammer will tell you to press 1 for customer service and then will again say your computer or phone is at risk. They may ask for personal information to fix the issue.

As always, caller ID can be faked. If you're suspicious, call the company's official customer service on your own to verify.

Don't give out your personal information. If you get a call like this, don't give your address, bank info, social security number, or any financial information.