The thieves and crooks circulating on the internet They keep trying to rip people off. Surely many of you have received “so-called” emails from Amazon, Correos and large companies trying to get your data.
Now “phishing” is over the phone, via a voice call. Here in Europe it is already known that some crooks have called Microsoft “allegedly”. Be careful, the thing is extended to companies like Amazon or Apple.
“When you see your neighbor’s beard cut, put yours to soak. With this popular saying we mean to warn against a practice that has been detected in the United States., but it can skip the ocean and appear in our country at any time.
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today released a consumer advisory on fraudsters robocalls pretending to be Apple and Amazon. While these types of scams are common, an increase in prevalence recently prompted the FTC to issue this warning.
This notice explains that you may receive a call with a recorded message saying they are from Amazon, and that your account has had an incident (a purchase you did not make, or a lost package, for example). They ask for your data to certify that you are the user and to resolve the incident.
Another version of the same attempt to get your data is to impersonate Apple. They call saying they’re from Apple
For days, this type of phone scam has become all the rage in Europe, so far only supplanting the identity of Microsoft. But based on what they saw, it’s no surprise that they are trying with other big companies, like Apple, Amazon, or El Corte Inglés.