BBB warning about new iPhone scams - Tucson News Now

BBB warning about new iPhone scams

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The new iPhones launched last week and are already setting off a new wave of scammers trying to get people's money.

Two new versions of the iPhone, the 5S and 5C are on the streets; and so are the criminals, trying to steal any dollar they can from people who have and do not have the new phone.

The Better Business Bureau of Southern Arizona is issuing a warning about these new scams.  What people might be seeing when scammed are – emails claiming they can win a new iPhone if they fill out a survey, then the scammer takes the information provided and uses it against the person.

There are also scams linked to posts on Facebook and Twitter saying ‘Click this link to claim your phone'. 

Many have seen the long lines in front of the Apple Stores and know there is a huge demand for the phones. 

The BBB is stating there are not enough phones available for legitimate organizations to purchase them for contests and sweepstakes.

People are reminded to never give out their social security or bank account numbers, as well as to never give out credit card or driver's license numbers.  Any of it can lead to problems for that person's money or identity.

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