Scammers Ramping up for the Holidays

That’s right, scammers are out in full force to steal anyones credit card information they can get their hands on. The sad thing is most times, including this attempt, consumers freely but unknowingly give the information to them with little to no hesitation.

Hitting just after Christmas is over is an email scam that is targeting new Apple product owners. The email is designed to look as if it is a legitimate email with carefully written grammar and official looking links to an even more official looking website.

Unsuspecting users are directed to the fake website and instructed to login to their account and update their billing information. Logging into the users account immediately sends the user to a account update page that asks the user for the normal billing information and pretty much gives the scammers full access to use your credit cards how they like.

As we’ve said many times, you have to be very, very careful with your personal information. Generally, due to scams like this, it is a good idea to go directly to their website and login to your account to do updates rather than following any links contained within emails. Links in email can easily hide malicious websites which can harm you simply by browsing to them.

If you are unsure if they really need your information, look up the customer support number on the legitimate website and give them a call. If you speak to customer service more than likely they can clear up any confusion as well. Better safe than sorry always.

If you are interested in reading more about this scan or seeing some of the scammers emails/websites click the link here.