APPLE iPhone owners are being targeted in a new iCloud account scam. If you have received this text message about your Apple ID expiration – do NOT open it.
If you have received a personalised text message from Apple warning you that your iCloud Account is set to expire – delete it immediately.
Concerned iPhone owners have warned Express.co.uk about a slew of new scam messages sent from cybercriminals desperate to get their hands on users’ Apple account ID and passwords.
The latest text message, sent earlier this week, claims to be from Apple iSupport.
iPhone owners’ real names are used in the messages, which says “Your iCloud ID is due to expire today.”
We’ve clicked on the URL and discovered that it takes you to a website that resemblers the official Apple login portal.
This fake iCloud login page is not currently blocked on iPhones, so DO NOT click on the link
Apple has warned users about fake emails and texts which often appear legitimate.
A message on the US technology firm’s website explains the dangers of these malicious emails, stating: “The iTunes Store will never ask you to provide personal information or sensitive account information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) via email.
“Most often, these attachments are malicious and should not be opened.
“You should never enter your Apple account information on any non-Apple website.”
Last November Apple users were hit by a similar scam which claimed they had purchased a £42.99 TomTom sat nav app.
The fake email then tried to tempt users into clicking a fake cancellation form at the bottom of the email.
Meanwhile, scams that attempt to trick users with the same type of text message as above have also been attempted before.