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We have received reports of rising incidents of iScam, a new form of Ransomware impacting Apple iPads and iPhones. With iScam, impacted devices are “held hostage” or “locked” until the ransom is paid.
Victims of iScam receive a fraudulent pop-up message on their screen when they open the Safari browser on their device. The pop-up warns that the device has been locked by a third party and instructs the user to call a toll-free number to unlock the device. Upon calling the number, the victim is asked to supply sensitive financial information including their credit or debit card number. The scammer then uses the card information provided to make fraudulent purchases.
Steps to disabling the pop-up if it appears on your Apple device:
iScam is the latest in ransomware scams that have been impacting consumer. It can be identified by the following characteristics:
Here are a few steps you can take to protect your computer(s) and device(s) from Ransomware:
If you fall victim to iScam or Ransomware and notice suspicious activity on your Merrimack accounts, please contact us as soon as possible.