Recently, iPhone users in UK targeted again by phishing iCloud scam, which demands personal details from users via a text message. The message begins with the users name, and says “(First name, last name), Your iCloud ID has been deactivated. To reactivate your account confirm your details here : http://icloudverify.uk – Apple”. It then encourages people to head to a website to enter their details.
A statement from 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.
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.”
In general, all account-related activities will take place in the iTunes application directly, not through a web browser. If you are asked to update your account information, make sure that you do so only in iTunes or on a legitimate page on Apple.com, such as the online Apple Store