USPS Scam Warning & Apple In Healthcare Insurance
- Holidays always bring text scams and plans.
- For a mere $3, I’ll release your packages.
- Apple will not keep the doctor away.
- This Twit rules the roost; ask his exes.
Holiday text scams are in full swing and showing up on cell phones. The latest news has some worried and robbed and others looking forward to the future. On a brighter note, Apple will begin offering health insurance in 2024.
In today’s video, Luis Alvarez, CEO of Alvarez Technology Group, breaks down two opposite ends of the spectrum news stories. If you have received a text message from the USPS, ignore it, it’s a scam, but if you are an Apple device user, you will want to listen in on the podcast.
What Is The Latest USPS Text Scam Going Around?
With the holiday season upon us, scam artists are at it again. Earlier in the year, the USPS “Your package could not be delivered” text scam began making the rounds. Well, it is ramping back up again going into the holidays.
Many residents have contacted the United States Postal Service (USPS) to report a text message they received pretending to be from the USPS. The scam message asks people to click on a link and pay a $3 fee, or their packages will not be delivered.
Please stay vigilant during the holidays when receiving unsolicited text messages like this. The USPS confirms this is a scam and advises people not to click on the link or provide personal information. If you receive this smishing text message, please delete it and do not respond.
Is Apple Getting Into The Insurance Business?
According to Forbes magazine, Apple will launch health insurance in 2024. The technology giant collecting such data as blood pressure and oxygen levels, body temperature, and ECG reading from the Watch helps regulate medication for some individuals.
Along with other medical attributes, such as monitoring diabetes, Apple believes this technology is ready to enter the U.S. health insurance market. The tech giant will partner with a major insurer, using the health data it collects to give it a competitive advantage. 
The experts think accessibility to such abundant information will undoubtedly give the firm a running start in the insurance coverage market and also permit it to reduce consumer prices. A move like this by a technology company is a game changer for Apple device users.
Did Twitter Just Get Owned?
Elon Musk has followed through and purchased Twitter, the social media platform, for $44 billion. Since taking over, much has taken place. Initially, it began with Musk carrying a porcelain sink into the building and later tweeting, “Let that sink in!”
Since then, the Tesla electric car maker fired top executives, revealed his plans to revamp Twitter’s verification system, and charged $8 monthly for that service. Next came the massive layoff of half of Twitter’s employees. But a few days later, 80% of the contract employees were also terminated.
With so much happening at Twitter, the takeover, terminations, and cutting out the bloatware. We suspect more changes will follow in the coming months. Surprisingly, some exiled or banned accounts are getting a second chance under the new leadership. Stay tuned!
Alvarez Technology Group Asks That You Stay Alert
With so much going on in the news, it’s easy to get lost in the latest stories. The interesting thing about all three stories is that each revolved around some form of technology; texting, devices, and online platforms; which should serve as a reminder for you and your staff.
All three forms are vulnerable to an attack from a cybercriminal. Alvarez Technology Group recommends whichever technology you use, always remain cautious and alert. Contact us today or call Toll Free 1-866-78-iTeam if you suspect your system was compromised.