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Apple warn iPhone users of scam targeting its customers in UK today




Apple are warning its iPhone users of a scam targeting its customers today.

A new phishing scam aims to take advantage of unaware iPhone users as scammers attempt to send them requests for personal information.

Victims of the scam have reported receiving texts from a number claiming to be an official Apple account called “iSupport”.

The scam warns iPhone owners that their iCloud account has been deactivated and asks them to head to an external website and re-enter their personal details.

The message then prompts for personal details, writing: “To reactivate your account confirm your details here.”

The text message links to a fake Apple login page, which will ask victims of the scam for an Apple ID and password.

A message on Apple’s website explains the dangers.

Apple said: “The iTunes Store will never ask you to provide personal information or sensitive account information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) via email.

“Email messages that contain attachments or links to non-Apple websites are from sources other than Apple, although they may appear to be from the iTunes Store.

“Most often, these attachments are malicious and should not be opened.

“You should never enter your Apple account information on any non-Apple website.”

To report spam or other suspicious emails that you have received in your iCloud.com, me.com or mac.com inbox, please send them to abuse@icloud.com.

To report spam or other suspicious messages that you have received through iMessage, please send them to imessage.spam@apple.com



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