Heads up, iPhone users!
On Tuesday (6th December), a Facebook user known as Keng How took to his page to share a post about how he and his wife unknowingly gave the thieves who stole his wife’s iPhone her Apple ID and password.
In his post, he wrote, “My wife received a mms from an unknown sender which shows the iPhone was found in KLCC and a link written to ‘Apple support’. To view the location of the phone, we were required to key in the Apple ID and password again. Without thinking twice, we followed the instruction given and input the ID and password. The link given was a scam which was sent out from the thief to get your ID and password.”
According to Keng How, a pickpocket stole his wife’s iPhone in Zara, Pavilion on Saturday (3rd December). After realising that her iPhone was missing, he immediately locked it with Apple’s “Find My iPhone” app. For those who are not in the know, once lost mode is turned on, users are required to sign in to iCloud to unlock their iPhone.
“I believe they successfully unlock the phone and sell to the market (…) Never provide your Apple ID and password to any unknown LINK even though it reads APPLE SUPPORT,” he continued.
As at time of writing, Keng How’s post was shared more than 10,000 times and netizens are shocked at how legit the “Apple Support” website looks. Some netizens even pointed out that numbers starting with +62 are Indonesian numbers and should be ignored as Apple only sends out e-mails, not text messages.
Keng How and his wife are not the only victims to receive such message. Another Facebook user known as Fiz shared a screenshot of the exact same message the couple received.
Don’t know what to do if your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch is stolen/lost? Read Apple’s article here.
Sources: Keng How’s Facebook page / Featured image: Digital Trends.