Reply to post: APPLECARE

Apple bestows first hardware upgrades in years upon neglected iPad Mini and Air lines

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When I go visit my elderly parents their landline phone rings almost every hour with nothing but scam calls spoofing their local area code.

They know better than to answer any unrecognized numbers.

Most recently they have been bombarded by phone calls that show "APPLECARE" on caller ID.

I called the number from a burner phone I have and it is very convincing.

There is an automated service which prompts the victim to speak the make of their Apple device and serial number or IMEI depending upon the device.

Users have been reporting this scam phone number for over a year with victims claiming agents with thick Indian accents remote access into their devices.

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