Aug 06, 2022
Warning for iPhone and Android users over scammer message claiming to be from Apple Pay
This news has been received from: the-sun.com
All trademarks, copyrights, videos, photos and logos are owned by respective news sources. News stories, videos and live streams are from trusted sources.
SOME iPhone and Android users have recently been receiving alerts from what appears to be Apple Pay, although experts are warning that it is a scam to get their money.
There have been reports of people receiving text messages from Apple's mobile payment service informing them that their account has been suspended, per Yahoo! Finance.1Android and iPhone users are told to watch out for a scam text claiming their Apple Pay account has been suspendedCredit: Getty
It then directs them to click on a provided link as the only solution to un-suspend their Apple Pay service.
In fact, there are a few key indicators that reveal the Apple Pay suspension text to be a scam according to Apple Support's official response to such texts.1. The phone number isn't Apple's
The Apple Pay suspension message that is currently circling on various iPhones and Android devices appears to be from a random number.Read More On Apple NewsWAITING GAME Apple forced to 'delay' major update for one of its gadgets, insider claimsGOOD ADVICE Apple reveals 'easy plan' to solving problems and it only takes three steps
Usually, any Apple support or official contact from the company will show up with the company contact information, according to Apple Support.
This is an immediate red flag that users should watch for in any message that says they are Apple.2. If you click the link, it doesn't take you to Apple's website
If iPhone and Android users happen to click the link anyways, it is advised to check and see if the address took you to Apple's website or not, per Yahoo! Finance.
This is another immediate warning sign that users should immediately recognize if they happen to go as far as clicking on the link in the Apple Pay suspension text.Most read in TechPORN PROBLEM Pornhub may face crisis due to card company refusing to process paymentsSTRONG WORDS Twitter calls Elon Musk's claims 'factually inaccurate' ahead of trialWATCH OUT Android WARNING for all users as apps caught sending fake nudes to family membersFINAL THOUGHTS Creepy AI asked to show last thing you see before death – results are eerie 3. They ask for your personal or financial info
Again, if you've already clicked on the link and are investigating the message despite other initial warning signs, there should be one that stops you right then and there.
If the link asks you for your financial or personal information, it should be taken as an immediate warning sign to get out.
This is the goal of scamming, phishing, and smishing is — to get money and personal information from you.
"Phishing" is when scammers try to get personal information from users' social media and email accounts.
The Apple Pay suspension message is smishing — when scammers try to get personal information through texting and SMS, reports Yahoo! Finance.4. Always contact Apple Customer Service if unsure
Apple recommends that for a situation like this, contacting their customer service or even reporting a possible scam message is the best avenue.Read More on The US SunSO REAL? Kardashian fans are saying the same thing about Kim's split & Khloe welcoming babySAVVY SHOPPING I'm an economy expert - the label detail to look for to beat shrinkflation
They will be able to inform users right away if they sent them a message about their Apple Pay or confirm what's going on with their account in general.
Either way, the general advice from the tech giant is to be vigilant of the way messages like the Apple Pay suspension warning are presented.
News Source: the-sun.com
Tags: android apple money scammers android apple scams and fraud technology apple’s website you to apple’s personal information iphone and android users to apple’s website that users account has been their account appears to be an immediate read message to be on the link the company
I tried Ring’s new security camera and it turned out to be very useful in a way I didn’t expect
SMART cameras are incredibly useful for home security - but of course you hope to never need them for an actual crime.
Less than a week into testing Ring's new Spotlight Cam Pro I had an actual unexpected intruder to test the kit on.1Keeping a look out for foxes at night so they don't have a chance to start a nest
So, they might not rob me blind but they do scare off the cat and have managed to set up camp under the decking before now.
It was hard work getting rid of them then and I don't intend to repeat it.
Thanks to the Spotlight Cam Pro I was able to send them off before they had a chance to get comfortable.Read More on The Sun30 who? People never believe I’m 30 because of my skin and hair - it’s appalling
I was out when they first came sniffing about, so I set the siren off, which the Ring app allows you to do remotely.
Then I noticed my partner dash out not long after, and they ran away.
So, we can establish that the camera works well at detecting things - which is kind of a given, this is Ring after all, the leader in this stuff.
You get a notification on your smartphone whenever anything is detected.Most read in TechSTICKY WEB Google issues urgent warning to all Chrome users – you must act right nowMONEY MAKER Google begins paying users refunds – and some are getting more than expectedHIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT People are just noticing four mind-blowing iPhone secretsBARGAIN BOX Black Friday Deals: Xbox Series X at its lowest ever price
It rather handily captures a bit of "pre-roll" video as well as the "main event" as it were, so you get a good idea of what's going on.Set up
One of the star features about the Spotlight Cam Pro is that it's available wirelessly.
There's a battery option or a solar powered version available.
We're using the battery one and so far so good after a couple of weeks running - long may it continue.3D Motion Settings
Anyone who already has a video doorbell will probably know how annoying excessive alerts are for passing traffic and other unnecessary movements.
3D Motion Settings use radar sensors for better results.
When I first installed the Spotlight Cam Pro and didn't fully set up notifications, I was getting all sorts of pings for stuff I didn't need to know about.
But once I dabbled with the motion settings they became far more relevant.
Bird's Eye View might seem a bit detailed but is great extra peace of mind if you want to see the route the person or animal has taken - though this hasn't come in useful yet, thankfully.
Of course, you can draw zones too, which helps narrow what the camera detects even further.1080p video
The video quality on the Spotlight Cam Pro is spot on at 1080p.
Delving in live I get a flawless view of what's going on.
Likewise, recorded videos come out beautifully.
The night vision works well enough, although it's black and white unlike the Floodlight Cam Wired Pro.
But there's a light if I want to expose anything.Verdict
Ring has brought together the best of all its most recent products into a sound security device that doesn't necessarily need loads of ugly wiring.
I'm glad I'm no longer being pinged every so often thanks to the refining features.
The video quality is just right so you can't miss anything too.
It doesn't come cheap at £199.99 - and extra if you want to have extended video storage.
But you can't put a price on security, so if you need something a little more than your usual home camera, this is an option well worth considering.
All prices in this article were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed.
Always do your own research before making any purchase.Best Phone and Gadget tips and hacks
Looking for tips and hacks for your phone? Want to find those secret features within social media apps? We have you covered...
- How to delete your Instagram account
- What does pending mean on Snapchat?
- How to check if you've been blocked on WhatsApp
- How to drop a pin on Google Maps
- How can I change my Facebook password?
- How to go live on TikTok
- How to clear the cache on an iPhone
- What is NFT art?
- What is OnlyFans?
- What does Meta mean?
Get all the latest WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and other tech gadget stories here.
We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Tech & Science team? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgTopics
Google issues urgent warning to all Chrome users – you must act right nowMONEY MAKER
Google begins paying users refunds – and some are getting more than expectedHIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT
People are just noticing four mind-blowing iPhone secretsBARGAIN BOX
Black Friday Deals: Xbox Series X at its lowest ever priceFollow The SunServices
- Sign Up To The Sun
- About Us
- Editorial Complaints
- Clarifications and Corrections
- News Licensing
- Contact Us
- Help Hub
- Topic A-Z
- Cookie Settings
- Contact Preferences