today I got an extremely short call from an unknown caller, it was hung up before I was even able to answer it…
as the phone no. displayed was in an unknown format, I was immediately hesitant to pick up or call back…
when I looked in the list of recent calls, there was a number displayed starting with “+228” and the label my iPhone automatically put on it was “Togo”… as in the country… I don’t know anyone living there…
this obviously is the sort of phone scam that has been all over the news lately : you get a phone call from an unknown phone no. which is hung up before you can answer… if you let it go, you will keep getting calls from this same number, it keeps stalking you… if you call back, you will hear a phone ringing sound as if your waiting for them to pick up, but you’re listening to a recording… and your call has already been picked up by a computer connecting you to an extremely expensive service line… by the time you decide to hang up, you will already have spend enough time on that for them to charge you an exorbitantly high phone bill… !!!!
don’t call back !!
instead, Block This Caller on your iPhone immediately, as outlined in my other post here :
We have a password-protected WiFi-network at our local sports club. My iPhone automatically logs on when I’m near, but now my son is a member too and he would also like to connect to the WiFi when he’s around. Problem is, nobody seems to know the password… I’ve typed the password once long ago, but I didn’t write it down… Is there any way to see the password that is stored on my iPhone ?
Yes, but you need a Mac and iCloud for it.
To be more precise : you can’t retrieve passwords on your iPhone (or iPad) the way you can on your Mac, by just opening the Keychain utility.
But there’s a way around this :
on your iPhone, go to Settings –> iCloud
there, make sure “Keychain” is set to “On”
then, on your Mac, go to Apple [top left corner] –> System Preferences –> iCloud
in the window that opens, make sure there’s a checkmark in front of “Keychain”
then, on your Mac, click anywhere on your desktop
then make sure “Finder” is displayed top left, next to the Apple-icon
then press the [SHIFT]+[CMD]+[U] key-combo on your keyboard
in the window that opens (named “Utilities”) double-click on the “Keychain Access” icon
in the window that opens (named “Keychain Access”) select “iCloud” from the list on the left
now, find the name of the WiFi-network you are interested in, and double-click on it
in the window that opens (named like the WiFi-network), make sure the “Attributes”-tab is selected
then, put a checkmark in front of “Show password:”
in the (unnamed) window that opens it is said ‘Keychain Access want to use the “Local Items” keychain.’ typ your Administrator’s password and click “OK”
now, the WiFi-password you are looking for will be displayed in the previous window (at “Show password:”)