Scammers in the guise of employees of the service center persuaded Muscovites to get rid of your account stolen iPhone




The reader MacDigger Sergey Hodos spoke about the case of fraud occurring with his girlfriend. Unknown stole her iPhone 5. encroach on the smartphone attackers made contact and using the trusting girl, convinced her to untie the device from your account.


The other day a friend stole the iPhone 5 with the iOS operating system 8 – the same “which is now stealing the phone became meaningless.” After consulting with friends, including me, we will immediately use the service “Find iPhone». Of course, the machine has been turned off, and the location of the gadget could not be determined. We immediately use the “lock the phone,” wrote a message stating that the device has been stolen, and leaving a phone number to contact friends “finder” to the rightful owner. It was also written statement to the police.

After some time, the girl called. Callers introduce private service center Mitinskoe radio market and reported that “unknown” brought her to unlock the device, and they are decent people though smartphone back to its rightful owner. The question of how to pick a gadget, she was given the address and phone service center, and said that now solve the issue and call back in a few minutes. Call back, they said that the device does not appear message allegedly girl left through the service “Find iPhone». Asked to go to iCloud and see whether the phone online. Friend said – no. “Good citizens” said, in order to return the iPhone, it is necessary to prove the security services (protection or law enforcement authorities) that the device is stolen and show them this inscription on the lock screen. After that, they will draw up the phone as stolen and will be able to return it at any time. They asked for more time to block the gadget. For this purpose it is necessary to decouple the device supposedly from iCloud and add it again.

She removed.

Unfortunately add iPhone back is possible only with the device itself. In this situation, the girl completely untied smartphone from your account and voluntarily unlock it for intruders. Of course the phone number and address of the service center were feykovye. Call back back to the number failed.

You should not blame the girl that she believed the caller just has not provided and not guess that it is a scam. Imagine yourself in her place: you call and report that the iPhone was found. Your emotional state immediately changes! Further, a person enters to you in confidence, leaving the address and phone for feedback. For you, this service center employee, he knows better what to do with this, he works every day. He asks for something to include in iCloud, delete the account, re-add … what can he do wrong? It’S Nothing? Password only I know … “he knows …”. Of course after a few minutes it became clear that this “divorce”, but it was too late.

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