IPhone Users Hit With Apple ID Expiration Scam
Watch out, iPhone users!
A text message scam, disguised as a note sent by Apple Support, aims to entice unsuspecting iPhone owners to share their usernames and passwords to know one’s bank details.
The scam, appears as a shady text message, is reportedly informing users that their Apple ID has expired and they’ll need to visit a fake website to receive a new one.
The message reads as, “[Name] your Apple ID is due to expire today. To prevent termination confirm your details at appleidlogin.co.uk — Apple Support.,”
This is mainly happening with apple users in UK.
It’s less common that these occur by text message but it’s not the first time.
Here are a few celebrities response for the same.
Anyone else had a text saying their Apple ID was being deactivated & to click on a link to confirm ID? Or is it just me? #notfallingforthat
— Emma Samms (@EmmaSamms1) April 11, 2016
Warning of fake Apple text: "Your Apple ID has been deactivated. Prevent this by confirming details"
— Chris Choi (@Chrisitv) April 19, 2016
If u get a text like this don't open the link cause they'll hack ur Apple ID and all ur music will be gone🙂🙃 pic.twitter.com/auIvzfU3Kg
— Eryn Owsley (@Eryn_Owsley) April 7, 2016
Anyone else received one of these Apple ID texts? Is it all above board or is it some kind of phishing scam? pic.twitter.com/KUfMZtggUF
— Dave Vitty (@davidvitty) April 16, 2016
Apple ID Scam. Warning. Got a text message from iCloudID asking for all you bank details? It’s a scam. My daughter almost got stung. Ignore!
— Ben Watt (@ben_watt) April 17, 2016
Apple ID scam texts are everywhere. Clone of real site, asks for everything possible, corrects unformatted details. pic.twitter.com/JTqsJNidRd
— Jim Waterson (@jimwaterson) April 17, 2016