iCloud Text Message Scam
iPhone users are receiving fake texts messages asking to sign in to iCloud using their Apple ID.
Who Is It Targeting: iPhone users
What Is It: Scammers are making an old scam new again by using iCloud as a way to access personal information. Individuals receive a text message that includes a link which prompts them to log into iCloud using their Apple ID. By doing so, victims end up exposing their personal information.
What Are They After: Personal information
How Can You Avoid It:
- Do not click on any links within a text message from senders you do not recognize.
- Block the number or email address and then report the text message to Apple.
If you think you may be a victim of identity theft, contact the Identity Theft Resource Center for toll-free, no-cost assistance at (888) 400-5530. Find more information about current scams and alerts here.
For full details of this scam check out this article from CBS 7.