Urgent Alert to Millions of iPhone Users – A Simple Apple ID Error Could Cost You
IPHONE owners have been warned about a new scam making the rounds trying to gain access to your account.
The latest trick is designed to look like it came from Apple.
It is claimed that you were banned from your account to raise alarm and get a hasty reaction from iPhone users.
But the reality is that they are a cyber scammer trying to get away with your personal information.
The email as disclosed by Which?similar to Apple’s style.
It reads, “Your Apple ID was locked on Friday, January 27, 2023 for security reasons, we detected multiple failed attempts to sign in to your Apple ID.”
A button below asks you to verify your account, which is where the scam starts.
It takes you to a QR code website and redirects you to a dubious page.
These sites are likely to contain phishing tricks to get your information.
And they can also send you to malware-infested apps.
As always with email-based scams, there is a way to immediately tell if something is amiss.
And it’s all in the sender’s email address.
You would expect something official from Apple to say @apple.com in the email address.
But not in this case – instead it’s a random web address with weird numbers and letters.
This should be an immediate warning sign for everyone.
Poor spelling and grammar are also obvious signs that cyber criminals are involved.
If you’re unsure, it’s always a good idea to contact the alleged company directly, not through any links, email addresses, or phone numbers mentioned in the email.
Only do this on a separate webpage through the official website.
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