Don't Fall For This Apple ID Text Message Scam

New phishing con targets iPhone users

iPhone users, listen up! If you get a text message from 'Apple Inc' telling you your iCloud account is going to be deactivated and asking for your personal information, it's not Apple!

The text message reads: "[Name] Your Apple ID is due to be expire today. Prevent this by confirming your Apple ID at [link] - Apple Inc." So if you get the SMS, delete it ASAP!In the scam, iPhone users are being sent a text message claiming their Apple ID and iTunes account is due to expire, along with a link to apparently reactivate it.

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Tapping the link takes users to a pretty convincing but fake version of the Apple website where they are asked to enter their username and password and further personal details - including their date of birth, telephone number, address and credit card details - in order to "unlock" their account.

If you're ever in doubt about the status of your Apple ID, iCloud account, etc, make sure that you go directly to Apple's official sites and support pages.

Never click links you get in SMS, Messages or in email because you just never know where they will take you.

If you have already followed the links and entered your private information, report it to Apple (like, now) and visit iforgot.apple.com to reset your password.

From: Digital Spy

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