Hello iPhone users,
Recently a jealous x has managed to hack contacts in my phone, knows the right people to contact, and has been hacking/spoofing my number sending lewd text messages to them from my number and vise versa. In a bad attempt to cover themselves up they sent the same messages from their phone number to one of my friends then denied it was them (as if to say their phone number is being spoofed too). The loophole in their plan though is that AT&T confirms the texts were sent from their phone to my friends phone (indicating it wasn't a spoof) but doesn't show any texts sent from my phone when I'm being hacked/spoofed.
I've tried getting help from AT&T, the FCC, and Police to do something about it. AT&T just said "sorry this is happening but we can't give you any information or do anything about it. It's not our problem." The FCC said, "wow technology is scary huh." The Police said "this is a childish issue" and wouldn't even take my report.
So what can I do to safeguard myself in the future since obviously no one cares to help? Apple is the last place I'm going to.
Obviously iPhone security is vulnerable. I am getting a new iPhone with a new number and new service provider today. But since my phone has already been hacked, what can the person see? I'm assuming they could have my email and passwords since I've used them on my phone. Same with my Apple ID. Is there any way they can hack into my computer from my iPhone? Or hack into my next iPhone I get? Do I need to set up a new Apple ID for my new iPhone and if so how do I transfer all my apps from my old iPhone to my new one?
I'm really scared to try to move to a different number and provider and have this keep happening to me especially because no one cares to help catch this person and tell them to stop.