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Victim Location 76542
Type of a scam Phishing

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Victim Location 94590
Type of a scam Phishing

This one looked almost lehit.

I got an email that looked like it was from Apple saying my Apple ID had been used for some unauthorized purchase on Chrome. but I haven't used an Apple ID in years because 4 years ago somebody DID steal my identity - mostly through my Apple ID and I lost everything.

So I'm suspicious. I looked very carefully at the website and instead of "signin -page" it said "singin page".

Victim Location 92505
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

They emailed me saying they were apple fraud and used an invoice and link that looked like the real thing. None of the other links worked on the page and all it wanted was my information. I gave them all of it just trying to figure out why they said my account was locked and if I had been hacked.

Victim Location 70435
Total money lost $1,300
Type of a scam Identity Theft

On Friday, August 4, 2017 at approximately 3:00 PM, I got a notice on my Apple iPhone that I had been hacked. This came on Safari and I couldn't close out of it until I called 800-240-8051. When I called, a Shawn Michaels informed me he was with Apple Security, and that they were working to investigate the scam and to protect me from having my identity stolen. Although I was skeptical at first, he finally convinced me that he was legitimate. He said that they were investigating 14 such hacks in my area. Since Apple is such a huge world-wide company, its policy is to protect anyone who was getting hacked--they take it very seriously, etc. Because of the trouble I was having, Apple was going to send me a cashier's check for $1900. However, since it is Apple's policy never to ask for a customer's bank information, I was to purchase iTunes cards that would be reimbursed to me (added to the $1900 check). So, stupid

me purchased iTunes gift cards to cover the cost of future protection. Some of the cards I purchased were not in the correct denomination, so I had to buy others to substitute for them. He stayed on the line while I went to Walgreen's and CVS to purchase them. I gave him the security numbers on the back of each card. Of course, these cards are non-refundable, but Shawn assured me that Apple would reimburse me for them. In all I spent $1300 on these cards and paid for them with my bank debit card. Shawn told me that a cashier's check in that amount would be delivered to my house the next day after 12:00 PM, and that I must be home to sign for it, so I gave him my address. After all this information was exchanged, Shawn told me that he would call back in 15 minutes to verify everything and assure me that I was safe. Of course, he never called back, and at that point I knew I was a victim of his scam. Now I feel so stupid and embarrassed. I'm really not sure what I should do now. Shawn was probably calling from across the world somewhere, but I did notice that Houston appeared on my phone at some point. Shawn spoke with a foreign accent, but had excellent English skills.

Victim Location 92840
Type of a scam Tech Support

Twice this morning, I received calls on my answering machine that seemed to begin mid-stream but mentioned Apple support (which is amusing because I do not have any Apple products). I was instructed to call 844-293-7061 to talk with a Support Advisor. I figured it was a scam, so I did not pick up the phone. Then, I wrote down the phone number and looked it up on-line. That is when I was directed to this site.

Because I did not answer the phone, I cannot actually say I was "victimized" and can't know (other than what I have read on line) whether or not the scammer was attempting to get money from me, so the questions below do not directly apply. However, because of the 844 prefix and the fact that I do not own Apple products, I have to assume this is a scam similar to the ones other people have suffered. Fortunately, I never pick up a call whose number I do not recognize; that's why I have an answering machine.

Victim Location 79424
Type of a scam Tech Support

I received a call today from 915-774-8020 stating they were Apple, Inc and we had problems on our computer and they needed access to fix it. My husband let them into our computer but would not give them any person information like credit card numbers. While he was on the phone with them we got three more calls from the same phone number.

Victim Location 87401
Total money lost $110
Type of a scam Tech Support

Last night 8-2-17 4:30pm looking on Pinterest. Went into read a site a iOS alert came up with an apple logo behind it. (Logo didn't look right). Call this number right away (will not come up on my phone land line). Was told some one from Nigeria or Japan is haking my iPad. Was told go to the closet dollar general, Walgreens, Costco, etc. to get apple gift card. I had one for $10.00. He tried but was not the right kind. (They are all the same). I was told to drive to the closest place to purchase a 100.00 apple gift card to fix my iPad. Went in Purchased it gave him number of card then Was directed to IT specialist that will help fix my problem. New guy said I had 5 hackers on my iPad. I was instructed to go back into store to purchase 5 more $100.00 apple cards so he could instruct me how to fix this problem. I hung up. They kept me on my cell phone for at least an hour told me not to hang up. Cost me $110.00. Only # that I can pull up on land line is 3-266-5013. Not sure what site I went onto for Pinterest.

Victim Location 79364
Type of a scam Phishing

I received a phone call stating that my Apple account had been hacked and I needed to call back to 833-501-4721 for assistance in taking care of this.

Victim Location 79504
Total money lost $1,800
Type of a scam Other

Several ppl called and said there was an issue with my iTunes acct and we needed to resolve it. Gave me a code and I typed it in with in 3 days 1800$ was taken from my acct through various apps I don't even have. iTunes did refund my money without hesitation but as I am screen swapping with the lady another 100$ charge went through, 3-4 seconds later it happened again! She was able to stop it and said my phone was cloned so we removed my debit card off my acct and apple issued me another IP address to head off the other one. Now I'm getting calls for health insurance and a student loan I don't have.

Victim Location 01747
Total money lost $40
Type of a scam Tech Support

While using safari on iphone the screen locked and a phone number appeared. it said to call this number to unlock the screen. Woman answered and said she was with Apple and that she would unlock the screen for $40. Provided credit card info to her and she walked us through process and had us install an app.

Victim Location 01056
Type of a scam Tech Support

Claimed to be calling from Apple and said my icloud account was being used in several countries. Unfortunately I said "yes" during the phone call so now I'm worried that a recording of me saying that will be used against me for financial purposes.

Victim Location 35630
Type of a scam Tech Support

I received 4 phone calls today, saying that before I used any of my Apple devices that I needed to contact them, or stay on the line for a customer service representative. Luckily I was not home, so messages were left on my answering machine. Looking on line, this phone number seems to have also been used in warnings about Microsoft security issues.

Victim Location 46037
Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

The scammers said that someone had purchased a movie for $70.99 on our Apple ID.

Victim Location 37615
Type of a scam Phishing

"Joe" w/Apple stated we had been selected to try out new Apple products that would be related to our business. Requested to speak w/doctor to have authority to send out. Advised the doctor is with patients. Very persistent for me to go interrupt and get doctor. Advised could give a message, "Joe" became very hesitant and gave a phone number and stated it was very urgent for the doctor to return his call.

Victim Location 70433
Type of a scam Other

A foreign male called and stated that my Apple ID was used by someone over seas. He then told me to go turn on my computer. At that point I told him that I am not giving him any information off of my computer and that this was a scam. He then hung up on me. They have called me a total of nine times today. On the line all you hear in the background are foreign males talking very loudly. The line was also full of static. This is a total SCAM and I would like to warn people of this!

Victim Location 98144
Type of a scam Phishing

Robocall claims the "your Apple iCloud account has been compromised. Do not use any of your Apple devices until you contact technical support at 855-607-1359"

Victim Location 06357
Type of a scam Tech Support

Received today a call w/automated female voice saying it was Apple support and they had ID'd multiple suspicious attempts to access my iCloud account over last several days and that I should either call 844-467-8693 to speak to them to get it resolved or press 1 to speak w/ a service rep. I should have hung up but didn't think fast enough for that. So, curious to see what was going on, as I thought Apple did NOT call but wasn't sure, I pressed 1, and was connected to a man with possibly an ***/*** accent, mild, and a slightly stilted way of speaking (as if an AI program?). He repeated the concern, asked if my device (which one was I using? I said all, everything was Apple, and no, nothing had been out of my possession or borrowed by anyone else, etc, which he asked about. So i asked what should I do, and he said I should hook my phone to my laptop and he would start diagnosing the problem to resolve it. I was not about to do that. He said they were a certified Apple support company(? Word?) and I said I had no way of independently verifying who he was, he tried to talk over me but i insisted, and said I would call Apple to reach support that way. He nicely said i may well wind up with them as they were certified etc etc. he said I should not use the internet until I got the issue resolved. A friend texted me the Apple store number (*** ***, CT) and via them I got connected to Apple support who verified that NO Apple never called, yes they monitored for suspicious activity but they would send a "push notification" not a phone call. So at the end, no one was hacking me ( this time ??), I got help with iCloud issue of privacy, and then half hour later I got an email from a *** *** elected official warning his email subscribers about a different scam -- and he included your ScamPulse.com scam tracker, which I had never known of before. Mr ***, I believe it was. So there you have it.

Victim Location 77868
Type of a scam Phishing

The following email was sent along with an attachment file named, "ItunesIDApple_BillingApple-Pay". I definitely did not purchase anything and luckily knew better than to immediately open the file attachment by first checking the sender:

Apple Store Recently Purchase Confirmation

Payment for item : Emotion Sticker

Order Number : ST3289JK438

Order Total : $5.99

- if you initiated this download , you can disregard this email , it was only sent to alert you in case you did not initiate the download yourself

- if you did not initiate this download , please cancel the transaction this purchase

To cancel this purchase Read your secure message by opening the attacment (pdf). you will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer. for best results, save the file first, then open it in a Web browser.

Sincerely,

Apple Support.

Victim Location 06424
Type of a scam Tech Support

Said there has been activity on my Apple account and asked if I could hear him. I totally forgot about this scam and said yes.

Type of a scam Fake Invoice/Supplier Bill

Official looking invoice from Apple. It is NOT from Apple. Uses your email address as Customer ID - same as Apple. BUT real Apple Invoices also have your Name, Address and Payment info on every real Apple invoice. The SCAMMERS DO NOT HAVE THIS INFO ON INVOICE.

The SCAMMERS want you to click a link by saying the following:

If you did not initiate this purchase, click the link below to get full refund.

To cancel the transaction and to confirm that you are the owner of the account: (This is a Fake Invoice, DO NOT CLICK)

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