iPhone users in Gedling borough are being warned about a new scam that attempts to trick users into handing over their iTunes and App store login details.
Scammers have been sending Apple iPhone users an SMS that warns them that their ‘iPhoneID’ is about to expire.
The user is then told to click a link in the message which it claims will “prevent loss of services and apps”; they are then asked to submit their login details.
But, as most APPLE users know, there’s no such thing as an ‘iPhoneID’.
The message is sent via SMS, but the caller ID appears as “iMessage”, and it appears in grey.
If the details are entered, the login information is saved by the scammers and used to steal private data or gain control of a user’s account and possibly demand a ransom.
In an official post on their support website, Apple wrote: “Scammers use any means they can—fake emails, pop-up ads, text messages, even phone calls—to try to trick you into sharing personal information, such as your Apple ID password or credit card information.”
They added: “Never share your Apple ID password or temporary verification codes with anyone.
“Apple will never ask you for this information to provide support.
“Use two-factor authentication to protect your Apple ID.
“If you believe that your Apple ID has been compromised, change your password immediately.”