UK iPhone users have been given a warning to be aware that a phishing scam designed to steal user information is doing the rounds at the moment.
Spotted on JOE.ie, users are being sent unsolicited messages that look as though they have come from official Apple sources requesting that they change their Apple ID or risk it expiring altogether.
The Independent have said the text messages redirect those that fall for the scam to an official-looking website where they are asked to enter their Apple credentials as well as their credit card details.
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
One good rule to remember is large corporations like Apple don’t ask customers for details outright, and you should always check and verify the sources of emails asking you to send personal information.
It’s just basic common sense, but it can be easy to be caught off-guard by scammers.