Apple Pay Scam: If you have an iPhone and use Apple Pay for payment, then you need to be careful. The new scam will make you a pauper in a pinch. Let’s know what is this Apple Pay Sca
Apple Pay Scam: If you are using Apple Pay for daily payment then you need to be cautious. Scamwatch Australia has warned iPhone users as well as users of other Apple devices that a phishing attack is targeting them. Cases have been found all over Australia. Apple Pay Scam is a text that claims that users’ Apple Pay service account has been suspended and in order to gain access, they need to confirm the account details. You guessed it, extracting personal information and financial details of users is part of a phishing scam. This is a fake link that steals your banking details.
- Tweet information
Scamwatch Australia warned iPhone users in a tweet, ‘Beware of phishing messages that claim that your account has been suspended. But the link is a #scam designed to steal your card and banking information.’ The tweet further advised Apple Pay users that if they are concerned, they should consider logging into the account as they have been doing before with their phone app and avoid clicking on any miscellaneous links.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) told 7NEWS.com.au, an Australian media company, that Scamwatch Australia received around 40 reports of the same Apple Pay scam in July 2022, with losses exceeding $1,000. Know what iPhone users can do to avoid falling prey to such money theft scams.
- How to protect your iPhone from Apple Pay scam
– Apple advised its users not to share personal information such as credit card numbers with anyone.
– You must protect your Apple ID using two-factor authentication. Never share your Apple ID password or verification code with anyone. Apple says that it will never ask for such information.
-You should download software from sources you can trust.
– Most importantly, never click on links or open shared attachments in suspicious or unwanted messages, as in the case of the Apple Pay scam.
– If you receive a suspicious SMS text message that looks like it must be from Apple, take a screenshot of the message and report it to [email protected].