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iPhone users in Gedling borough warned of new scam

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

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

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

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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 the user for personal details, writing: “To reactivate your account confirm your details here.”

The text message will then take people to a fake Apple login page, which will ask victims for an Apple ID and password.

A new message that has appeared 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.

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“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.

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