CDSBureau received information from people that they received call from Fed Ex or Apple Support (800-275-2273). But in reality, the call was not from a real company. Scammers have started spoofing phone numbers. They change their caller-ID to a known company, so your caller-ID would show a real company phone number. However, the person calling you might be sitting somewhere in a room trying to scam you through his/her VOIP (voice over IP) phone in the name of a known company.
You can use the following thumb Rules to stay safe:
- Do not pick-up the phone, if you are not expecting that call or you don’t know the caller
- Don’t share any information or perform any task, if you did not initiate the call. Calmly take the information and note the reason of caller’s call. Scammer may ask you to login to a website, push a number sequence on your cell phone, start your computer, do something, or transfer money etc.)
- Find the correct phone number on company’s genuine website.
- Call real company directly and report what happened. They’ll tell if the call was genuine or fake.
- If the real agency did not call you, don’t pick-up the phone when the scammer call again. Block that number on your phone to avoid future calls.
Scammers normally ask for money in-exchange of fixing something. The apple support scammers would ask you to install software, take screen control, and install malware on your machine to further extort money through ransomware.Share and like us at