I just got the "X Guard Subscription" text below, which claims I should call Apple Support Team at 1-888-939-6991 if I didn't place the order. So, I called the telephone number from a different phone. They wanted to know the exact time I got a text. When I told them how do you know I got a text, they hang up. I called again and asked what department I was talking to, they said Apple Support Tech department. Total scam, 1-888-939-6991 is not an Apple Customer or Technical Support number, therefore, recipients of fake text messages or calls asking them to call the same number, should not.
The X Guard Subscription Scam
Thank You For Purchasing
X-Guard Subscription from App Store
DATE: May 21, 2020
ORDER ID: W6MERXILB
DOCUMENT NO. : 42784836821
If you didn’t place this order call the support team immediately on 1-888-939-6991
The 1-888-939-6991 is being used by scammers to trick potential victims into believing they are calling Apple. If potential victims call the number, they will be asked for account credentials, which you should never give out, personal and financial information. The scammers may even ask potential victims to give them access to their computers.
Victims of the "X Guard Subscription" scam are should contact their Apple for help and should contact their banks if you have given the scammers their financial information.
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