Apple ‘not helpful’ after woman locked out of Apple account, lost $10K

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There’s been a recent spate of news reports about iPhone users being locked out of their accounts and losing money as a result. In one case, a woman had $10,000 taken from her bank account after her iPhone was stolen.

It’s important to be aware of the risks associated with using your iPhone, and to take steps to protect yourself from thieves.

One of the easiest ways for thieves to gain access to your iPhone is by guessing your passcode. If you have a simple four-digit passcode, it’s possible for thieves to use a brute force attack to guess your code.

To prevent this from happening, you should use a longer passcode that includes letters and numbers. You can also enable Touch ID or Face ID to make it even harder for thieves to break into your account.

Another way that thieves can access your account is by resetting your Apple ID password. If you’re not careful, it’s possible for thieves to answer your security questions and reset your password.

To prevent this from happening, you should choose security questions that are difficult to guess. For example, don’t choose questions like your mother’s maiden name or your pet’s name.

If you’re ever locked out of your Apple ID account, you should call Apple support and they will help you reset your password.

In the meantime, there are a few steps you can take to protect yourself from thieves. First, you should enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID. This will send a code to your phone whenever someone tries to log into your account.

You should also be careful about what you share on social media. Don’t post photos of your new iPhone or share your location. And make sure to set your account to private so that only your friends can see your posts.

By following these steps, you can help protect yourself from thieves and keep your account safe.

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