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Don’t Fall For This

If you get a phone call claiming to be from Apple warning of an iCloud breach, beware: It’s a trick. Telephone scammers are cold-calling people, claiming that iCloud, Apple’s cloud service, has been hacked, and asking them to give up their accounts details.

The scam is a simple one. The potential victim receives an automated message that claims to be from Apple’s support, telling them there is an issue with their iCloud account or that it has been breached. They’re then put through to a human to “help” them. They seem to be exploiting the recent headlines about a group of hackers who claim to have access to hundreds of millions of iCloud user accounts.

Don’t Fall For This Either

Remember the scam where someone calls and claims they are from Microsoft and that your computer is about ready to “bite the dust”? And remember all the money unsuspecting computer users have shelled out in that scam?

Here’s the latest scam. You receive a phone call, purportedly from the company that fleeced you the first time. What do they want this time? Well they are now offering to refund your money as they are no longer in the business of fixing computers. Just press “1” on your phone and you’ll be connected to a representative who will be happy to take your credit card information so they can credit you all the money you were charged before. WATCH OUT FOR THIS ONE!

“Ron’s Ramblings”

A mix of topics this time – technology helping auto line workers, best Internet Browsers and a cornea created with a 3D printer. Check out Ron’s Ramblings #5 by clicking here. If you would like to see the whole collection of Ron’s contributions click here.


RASCAL was formed in 1990, and now has over 500 senior members. The purpose of the organization is to assist seniors (50+) in learning how to use computers and other technology related devices. Our motto is “Seniors Helping Seniors”. General membership meetings are held every Tuesday, starting at 9:30am, in the Floral Building at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, in Grants Pass, OR. See the box to the right for current meeting speakers and topics.

 
Our principal activities are weekly meetings, classes and discussion groups. We also have an annual picnic and Christmas luncheon.
 
Classes are held at the Small Business Development Center, at 4th and “H” Sts., in Grants Pass, OR. See the About Class Registration page to learn how to sign up. Also, checkout the Class Calendar to see what is currently being offered.