Update: We've warned you about a fast-spreading phishing text scam that looks incredibly believable, but it's not really coming from Apple. Read all the details below. But, before you do, here's a new warning from cybersecurity experts.
Make sure you carefully read the URL address in the text. It's not from Apple. It will most likely says something like, AppleIDLogin.com or SupportAtApple.com. Do not click on any link if you're not 100% sure who sent it.
Apple says: "Never send credit card information, account passwords, or extensive personal information in [a text] unless you verify that the recipient is who they claim to be."
Here's the original story: A brand new scam is going around that's targeting Apple users. Reports are coming in about a text message popping up that's actually a phishing tactic.
The message claims to be from Apple Inc., and informs users that their Apple ID is about to expire. But this message is fake and if you've received it you should immediately delete it.
Those who have fallen for the scam have been tricked into handing over the login details of their actual Apple ID account. The message addresses them by name, and says: "Your Apple ID is due to be expire today. Prevent this by confirming your Apple ID at [link] - Apple Inc."