Fraudsters have learned how to remotely block other people’s smartphones. How to deal with it?
You can’t deny scammers their resourcefulness, they regularly come up with cunning ways to withdraw money from the population. And now the cybercriminals are armed with a completely new scam aimed at owners of different iPhone models.
As a rule, scammers look for victims in dating groups and apps. The place is ideal, because the very essence of such applications involves communicating with strangers. And what kind of man refuses to talk with a pretty girl who herself willingly makes contact.
During the day, the “girl” communicates with the victim, and then suddenly disappears. A day later, she writes again and explains the loss by the fact that she lost her iPhone. She does not hope to find a gadget, but she wants to return at least photos from iCloud and asks the victim to log into someone else’s account from her iPhone.
Many agree to help and log in, but instead of the photos they are looking for, they get their own device blocked. And an enterprising scammer immediately offers to unlock an iPhone for several thousand rubles, or it will turn into a useless “brick”. You can restore access through Apple technical support, only this is a long process that can take 3 weeks, so many agree to pay.
We do not advise you to do this. No one can guarantee that after the first transfer, the fraudster will unlock the gadget, and will not demand more money. And even a one-time transfer to a criminal is the same as sponsorship for the continuation of his activities. It is better to contact Apple technical support, present the box with the iPhone serial number or a photo of the receipt and restore access.
Well, in order not to become a victim of a divorce, you should use two-factor authentication, biometric protection, ignore links from strangers and do not enter someone else’s account information from your iPhone.