Apple won’t call to ask you to tell them a code you get on your iPhone

A tech YouTube personality was recently the target of an attempted phishing attack, recounting on Twitter how a phone caller impersonated Apple to try and gain access to his iCloud account.

Like many other big companies, Apple’s services has become a target for con artists and scammers, who try numerous ways to gain control of user accounts. In one retelling of an attack that took place on Saturday evening, a YouTube personality offers how a phone call attempting a scam took place.Called at 7:13pm on Saturday, John Rettinger of The Apple Circle received multiple alerts on their phone about two-factor authentication, according to a video posted to Twitter. Rettinger didn’t make the request as it was someone else trying to get into his iCloud account, so he declined the code request prompts, and changed his password via his iPhone.

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