The term “apple picking” refers to what thieves are calling their new and very successful scam on the general public. They seek out iPhones because the black market for these phones is very lucrative with thief’s getting as much as $300.00 dollars for the iPhone 5. There is no type of iPhone safe from “apple picking” as thieves pick victims they feel are easy targets.
Apple picking is also a means by which these thieves can steal your identity. Read this warning now to learn more about “apple picking” how it happens and what you can do to protect yourself from attack.
The "apple picking" theft scam chat
DerdriuMarriner, Yes indeed precaution is the best defense, not obsessive just take precautions.
katiem2, Unfortunately, iPhones and all their apps are so convenient that people everywhere use them confidently ... and trustingly. After reading your article, I had some grocery shopping to do and noticed how customers are quite trusting by turning to pluck something from the shelves or the refrigerated section while leaving their cells on the cart. Just those few seconds are long enough for something to happen even though store security cameras hopefully should catch it all.
Ivan, Ew thanks good to know, I've been wondering what quirks would come with this new iphone security feature.
There is no apple picking of the new apple iphone with the thumb identification id that is if you can afford it BUT thieves have cracked away to unlock the iphone and reset the finger print access changing it to their own. So that's not going to protect you from apple picking. Be careful of iphone thieves no matter what type of iphone apple you have.
Wournos, I find it funny thieves only target one of the most expensive phones available, you'd think Apple would protect it's customers from profitable theft due to the iPhones easy to switch user/owner capabilities... Once a phone is stolen it should be rendered useless to anyone other than the original owner.
Good article. And good thing I have stuck with my lame Ericsson. I doubt anyone wants it. ;)
Jerrico, Good for you, thanks for doing your civic duty much appreciated. You've no doubt saved that man a lot of heart ache and he would have been a prime candidate for apple picking.
I was at the Safeway/store today and saw an old guy talking on an iPhone, immediately I remembered to tell Michelle about your article and I told her loud enough (on purpose) so the guy heard me :) it was funny because he actually stopped talking on it and looked around!