Phishing scams aren’t new and we doubt that they will ever go away. However given that we spend so much time on our mobile devices, it’s not surprising that we are starting to see more scams that are targeting our smartphones. In a report from ArsTechnica, it seems that the latest scam is targeting iPhone users.
In their discovery, they found that this scam is targeted at users who have email addresses associated with Apple’s iCloud. Not only does the email contain a link to a fake Apple website, but it appears that when the user loads the website, it will prompt them to make a phone call to an unknown number.
When Ars tried calling the number, they were greeted by a person who identified themselves as “Lance Roger from Apple Care”. Unfortunately the scammers were suspicious when Ars tried to coax more information out of them and hung up, but presumably the scam should involve the usual, such as requesting personal information like Apple ID and password, or maybe even money like credit card information.
The good news is that Apple has caught wind of the scam because the website is now marked as “deceptive” by both Google and Apple, so if you do come across it, just close it and move on.