Which Scam Alert – JD Sports database stollen, Credit Lock, Apple ID scam

JD Sports cyber attack – are you a victim?

JD Sports has fallen victim to a cyber attack, potentially putting 10 million customers’ personal information at risk. 

If you placed an order with JD Sports, Blacks, Millets, Millets Sport, Scotts, or Size? between November 2018 and October 2020, your information may have been accessed by hackers. Leaked data may include a customer’s name, billing address, delivery address, email address, phone number, order details, and the final four digits of their payment card.

Discover more about the JD Sports cyber attack and what to do if you’re affected by it.

How to protect your data

Experian’s CreditLock protects you from scammers

Experian has launched a tool called CreditLock on its app and website that allows you to “lock” or “unlock” your credit report.

CreditLock is designed to give you an additional layer of protection and the ability to control who can access your Experian credit file. This will enable you to hide it from potential identity thieves by shielding it from public view.

Discover more about CreditLock and how to avoid identity theft.

Preventing identity theft

‘Locked’ Apple ID scam

Scammers are again attempting to steal personal data from Apple users by impersonating the brand.

Fraudsters are sending phishing emails claiming the recipient’s Apple ID has been locked due to ‘multiple failed sign-in attempts’. If you click the ‘Verify your account’ button, you’re taken to a QR code generation website, which scammers use to phish for your personal information.

Find out more about this scam, including how to identify and report it.

Spotting impersonation scams

There’s now a much easier way to make us aware of scams directly with our scam sharer tool. Tell us your experiences of phishing emails, fake texts, cold calls and other types of fraud.

Stay alert,

Which? Scam Alert team

Author: Paul Middleton

Paul is a Ward Councillor for St. Andrews & Hornchurch Resident's Association Executive member.

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