The latest Apple scam is tricking a lot of people
If you were to receive some kind of text message from Apple you'd probably make sure to act on it, but if you receive a text saying, "Your Apple ID has expired," do NOT click the link that comes with it.
A new scam is making its way around Apple users where the person receives a text from the company saying their Apple ID has expired, however, Apple users are being warned not to open the links attached to the message.
The new variant on a long-running scam tries to fool people into typing in their usernames, passwords and other private details into the site, and scarily enough the site (pictured below) actually looks like Apple's actual site so more and more people are falling for it.
And the message people are receiving looks like this:
Computer security expert, Graham Cluley, told the Metro:
"A number of people have reported receiving a text message from 'AppleInc', claiming that their Apple IDs was about to expire – and urging them to click on a link if they wanted to keep it.
"Of course, the scammers have chosen their words carefully – making the message appear urgent to encourage as many people as possible to click on the link without properly considering the potential pitfalls.
"The phoney website pictured above is designed to grab your personal information and pass it straight on to online criminals. They could use those details to commit fraud, or sell your credentials on to other crooks on the computer underground.
"That’s obviously even worse news if you have made the mistake of reusing your passwords across the net."
So make sure to be vigilant and remember Apple won't ask you for personal details, check out Apple's site for information on phishing and other suspicious emails here.