IPHONE owners have been warned about a new scam doing the rounds attempting to gain access to your account.
The latest ruse is designed to look like it comes from Apple.
It claims that you’ve been locked out of your account in a bid to cause alarm and get a hasty reaction out of iPhone users.
But the reality is it’s a cyber fraudster trying to get away with your personal data.
The email, as revealed by Which?, looks similar to Apple’s style.
It reads: “Your Apple ID has been locked on Friday, January 27 2023 for security reasons, we have detected multiple failed sign-in attempts to your Apple ID.”
A button below asks you to verify your account, which is where the scam sets in.
It’ll take you to a QR code website and forward you onto a dubious page.
These pages probably contain phishing tricks to get hold of your data.
And they can also send you onto malware-ridden apps.
As ever with email based scams, there is one way you can instantly tell if something is off.
And it’s all in the sender’s email address.
You would expect something officially from Apple to say @apple.com in the email address.
But not in this case – instead it’s a random web address with strange numbers and letters.
This should be an instant red flag to anyone.
Poor spelling and grammar is also an obvious sign of cyber criminals at play.
If you’re not sure, it’s always best practice to contact the purported company directly yourself, not via any links, email addresses or phone numbers mentioned in the email.
Do it in a separate web page via the official website only.
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