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Old 12-08-2019, 10:12 AM   #1
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Stay aware, received a scam call from Apple( as shown on caller I'd).

Person stated that my account had been used in several countries and that account was compromised.

The man had a heavy accent (from India I believe).

When I asked him what was my email on the account he hung up.

Did a search on the net and sure enough, i found out its been done before and is a scam.

Just wanted to pass this on for awareness.
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Old 12-08-2019, 10:26 AM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. Can’t stand those calls.
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:06 AM   #3
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I got a barrage of those calls last week, all from different numbers. These days, if I donít know the number Iím very careful what I say on the phone.

Iíve read to never answer ďyesĒ to any question because they have the means to take that ďyesĒ, (in your voice), and plug it into a bogus conversation in order to prove that you are buying something, etc. I donít know how true that is but Iím paranoid about strange numbers to the point that I usually answer ďHolaĒ and wait for them to start talking. If they donít, I repeat it. If itís not a serious call, they will usually just hang up.
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:22 AM   #4
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If I mess up and answer one of these type calls, I just keep saying hello 4 or 5 times and then hang up.
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:30 AM   #5
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Not from Apple ( and I have an apple computer}. I got a call from myself the other day. The guy did not sound anything like me so I hung up on myself.
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:33 AM   #6
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I've got several. I generally try to keep them on the phone as long as I can. I once wasted 2 and a half hours with one. I literally would tell him to hold on. Put my phone in my pocket and work while he waited then I would periodically pick it back up and talk to them for a few minutes to keep their hope up.
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Old 12-08-2019, 11:36 AM   #7
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I like to give them a hard time in my best southern accent.

I just wish the extended warranty calls would stop. The poor guy that bought my Acura two years ago will never have to worry about repairs since I have now signed him up for 100 years of extended warranty. LOL.
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Old 12-08-2019, 02:59 PM   #8
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I get emails all the time that look like they are coming from Apple stating my account has been frozen until I contact them. Never have contacted them and still no issues. Lots of scammers out there.
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:03 PM   #9
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I get emails all the time that look like they are coming from Apple stating my account has been frozen until I contact them. Never have contacted them and still no issues. Lots of scammers out there.


I have got the same one a dozen times or more .
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Old 12-08-2019, 04:34 PM   #10
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They sent me an email saying someone had bought a game on my itunes account and if it wasn't me to follow the link.

Duh......I bit.

Called Apple and they told me to change my password.
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:49 PM   #11
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They called my phone five times in a row today.
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:17 PM   #12
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I always give the the name Hue G Rexion.I have a recording somewhere that I had him using my full name. It was quite funny!
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Old 12-08-2019, 08:39 PM   #13
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:30 PM   #14
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There's one from social security too. That one almost got me. They new my name and wanted to verify information.
Apple has a warning about this on there web page. Scammers are using apple store numbers


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Old 12-09-2019, 10:14 AM   #15
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I got that durn Apple call on my land line yesterday. They called about every 20 minutes for 3 hours. I finally answered and told them if they call again I was gonna come gut and skin them like a hog. No more calls.
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:18 AM   #16
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I always give the the name Hue G Rexion.I have a recording somewhere that I had him using my full name. It was quite funny!
Took me a second....
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:44 AM   #17
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Theyíve been trying to hit me with emails recently
Easy way to identify email scams is expanding the email address since they have them looking legit nowadays.




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Old 12-09-2019, 11:21 AM   #18
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Here a good podcast where they actually fly to India and track down the Icloud scammer that was bugging them.

https://gimletmedia.com/shows/reply-all/6nh3wk
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Old 12-09-2019, 12:04 PM   #19
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Just got the Call of Duty email. Just WOW!
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:20 PM   #20
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Just got another that looks much more legit




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Old 02-14-2020, 11:30 AM   #21
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Looks like they figured out masking Amazon emails now.

I've been hit with 2 more Apple emails and 4 Emails from scammers just this week.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:34 AM   #22
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stuff happens all the time. people are always thinking of new scams, just have to use your common sense
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:55 AM   #23
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A lot of scams going around.

Dude left a VM message on my work phone earlier this week. Said he was Eric Holder with Texas Workforce needing to verify my address and EIN. Came from a 682 area code. I did some digging and it turns out to be a scam.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:37 PM   #24
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I got a call from Social Security yesterday saying that my SSN had been used in federal crimes and was going to be terminated in 14 days.

I guess I’m about to be unpersoned.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:39 PM   #25
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I get emails from apple and amazon about purchases I didn't make. Fishing for passwords I guess.
When I get phone calls I have let my now 5 yr. old grandson talk to them for a while. It was funnier when he was 3.

Got charged $15 on my bank account from paypal, that didn't show up on any of my paypal records, paypal reversed it, this was last week.

I told the IRS guy to send everybody they had, cause I will never be taken alive.

Now I don't answer, it seems like if you ever answer you get a swarm of calls after.
So if you call me and I don't answer, leave a voice mail and if you are legit, I will get back to you.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:41 PM   #26
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Stay aware, received a scam call from Apple( as shown on caller I'd).

Person stated that my account had been used in several countries and that account was compromised.

The man had a heavy accent (from India I believe).

When I asked him what was my email on the account he hung up.

Did a search on the net and sure enough, i found out its been done before and is a scam.

Just wanted to pass this on for awareness.
Rule #1 never answer.
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Old 02-14-2020, 12:42 PM   #27
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I have seen this as well as having my own number call me both scams. frustrating
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Old 02-14-2020, 01:38 PM   #28
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If you think the caller is from India tell them that you want you low caste Pakistanis to quit calling. You will more than likely learn some new curse words in a foreign language.
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:22 PM   #29
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Tuesday I got a call from someone in a very desperate voice (no accent by the way) claiming to be my son and that he was hurt really bad and was in the hospital. Kind of shakes you for a second since he actually did sound like one of my boys. So I proceeded to ask the person who it was and I get "It's me". I tell him that's nice but he's going to have to narrow that down a bit for me. After three rounds of this, he hung up.

I texted my boys after that asking which one was in the hospital? One said he was in a business meeting. The youngest's response was classic. "If hospital is code for 9:30 lecture, then it's me". I told them that it must have been the son I never told their mother about.
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:05 PM   #30
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I got a call from Social Security yesterday saying that my SSN had been used in federal crimes and was going to be terminated in 14 days.

I guess Iím about to be unpersoned.
Hey, unpersons don't pay taxes. js
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:17 PM   #31
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Luckily I either saw this, and or had heard about it, bc shortly after I got a call with caller ID showing "Apple"...I didn't answer.
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Old 02-14-2020, 03:53 PM   #32
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I get emails daily say my Apple account has been compromised and to login and reset. Funny thing is I don't have an Apple account.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:01 PM   #33
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I get emails all the time that look like they are coming from Apple stating my account has been frozen until I contact them. Never have contacted them and still no issues. Lots of scammers out there.


I have been getting them from Apple and a bunch from amazon saying the same thing . I just delete them .
I have also changed my phone settings if I donít have the number in my phone book it wonít ring sends it right to voicemail.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:09 PM   #34
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If you have the time I suggest to use up as much of their time and about the time they start to wise up give them a good cursing and watch them really come unhinged
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:41 PM   #35
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My wife got a call claiming to be social security saying her number has been compromised and wanted to verify some information. She hung up but some our friends said they got the same call.
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Old 02-14-2020, 04:46 PM   #36
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I've got several emails from Apple about locked id. Deleted them. I opened up a Amazon but my computer shield blocked it as a trojan. Dam crooks, no harm done but now getting a ton of scam calls like everyone else.
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Old 02-14-2020, 06:49 PM   #37
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Thank goodness I have an android lol. I get 2-3 calls a day from people wanting to make cash offers on my property. That replaced the extended warranty, IRS, and SS calls from last year.
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Old 02-14-2020, 09:23 PM   #38
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If I get an email that looks legit and can/canít see from the return email if it is or not, I donít follow the link but login to the known website account to see if there is an issue.


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Old 02-14-2020, 09:53 PM   #39
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I get the Apple ones all the time, just delete them. Today, I received one from Amazon. Logo was blurry, and email was poorly set up. Thank I about 2 seconds to realize it was a scam. Have t be cautious about anything any more.
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