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Beware of “Apple Security Breach iOS Crash” Scams - Do Not Call 1-844-837-6178

2017-12-12T13:50:10  +
Beware of “Apple Security Breach iOS Crash” Scams - Do Not Call 1-844-837-6178

Apple users who have received messages like the one below claiming that their Apple iOS security has been breached and crashed are asked to delete them. This is because the messages are fakes and the number (1-844-837-6178) the messages ask the recipients to call is a fake Apple Support number. Therefore, Apple users are asked not to call the number and should not follow the instructions in the messages.

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The "Apple Security Breach IOS Security Crash" Scam

Warning!!! Apple Security Breach IOS Security Crash

Call Apple Support (Toll Free) +1-844-837-6178


The website hxxp://ios-security-breach.net is a fake Apple website. It has been created by cyber criminals to trick visitors into sending them their personal information, financial information and Apple credentials. Once the cyber criminals have gotten their potential victims’ information they will use it to gain access to their accounts and use them fraudulently.

Apple users who have already been tricked by the scam are asked to change their passwords and contact Apple for help.

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  • Posted: Jun 29, 2018 12:25 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Gresham, Oregon, United States

    Received a new blocked move on my google site and said to contact apple support at 855-666-1775. Not sure but I think it might be a fraud.


  • Posted: Mar 8, 2018 6:09 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Coos Bay, Oregon, United States

    We had received calls saying they were from Apple. One, the phone# 415-413-9120 and then a "blocked number". They said there was a breach. Hung up then answered and it was a recording.


  • Posted: Mar 2, 2018 9:52 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    I received a call from 1-844-327-5527 asking me to purchase all these iTunes cards to put a block on my phone. The person gave me a name of James Williams.


  • Posted: Dec 15, 2017 6:43 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Harrodsburg, Kentucky, United States

    I have had 3 messages in an email that my security has been breached & I called Apple & they told me to buy 3 $50 iTunes cards to correct the problem & call back. Can you tell me if this is legitimate or a scam? HELP I have to return the card numbers by 12:00 am today to fix.


    • Posted: Jan 30, 2018 3:36 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Mountain View, California, United States

      of course it is SCAMMERS!!! I got the same problem today and almost believed them until they asked me to enter my credit card number in my Apple account where I gave them the access via remote connection agent (stupid me!), then I realized they are the SCAMMERS!!!


    • Posted: Dec 15, 2017 8:10 AM by info

      It is a scam. The number you called doesn't belong to Apple, and Apple will never ask you to buy iTunes cards and provide the numbers to them. So, if you are asked to do so, it is a cybercriminal attempting to scam you.


  • Posted: Dec 12, 2017 12:02 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Auburn, New York, United States

    I received a call from 1-844-562-2344


  • Posted: Nov 29, 2017 4:55 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Antioch, California, United States

    I received a call from 1-844-383-4621 regarding a security breach. Live voice responded stating that someone overseas attempted to log in with my Apple account information. However, I never divulged my name nor did I give any account information.


  • Posted: Nov 29, 2017 3:49 PM by an anonymous user from or near: West Columbia, South Carolina, United States

    I got a pop up that said Apple Security Breach. Call 1-855-866-7690. They wanted to sell me software to prevent a crash. I had already given them my name and phone number but I immediately hung up. I felt that it was a scam.



  • Posted: Nov 27, 2017 4:20 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Whittier, California, United States

    I was called but did not call the 844 number. I called the originating telephone number. It is a recorded message purportedly from Apple. Store apologizing for being used by the scam. This message claims the phishers are using the stores record and suggests contacting Apple directly.


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