Apple ID account and password has been a “prey” scammers coveted, they always come up with some way to attempt to steal the user’s Apple ID or personal information.
Recently, a fresh SMS phishing scam was exposed that uses sophisticated online trickery in an attempt to compromise Apple ID credentials.
The scam messge reads:
“The Apple ID associated with this number is due to be terminated. To prevent this, please confirm your details at supportatapple.com – AppleInc.”
If you clicked the embedded link they would be sent straight to a replica website that has been created to mirror the real Apple login page, you would be asked to input personal information including date of birth, telephone number, address, and credit card details to ‘verify’ your account.
Careful users should be able to find that the link is a typical scam way to steals ID and Password by creating a fake official website (the links are generally similar with Apple’s official web site) Once you filled out your personal information on the fake page, then your private information will be transmitted to hacker’s server, and scammers can use this infos to further fraud.
Stay safe people, always be wary of the links that you click on and, if you haven’t already done so, enable two-factor authentication on your Apple ID account.