You’ve heard them before, probably dozens of times.
“We are calling the vehicle owner about your car’s extended warranty…” Click. We don’t even waste time to hear the rest of the spiel. We know that’s a scam right from the start.
But there’s a new round of scams that is slightly sneakier.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning about a trend of scammers calling people and claiming to be from either Apple or Amazon.
There are two versions of this scam.
In one, there is a recorded message that says something is wrong with your Amazon account — this could be a suspicious purchase, lost package, etc.
The other version of the scam leaves a recorded message saying your Apple iCloud account may have been breached.
Both versions ask you to press 1 to talk to someone or call another number. DON’T do either. They are trying to get their hands on your personal information.
What if you’re actually concerned about your account with either company? Contact Apple or Amazon through their websites or posted phone numbers.