Apple users are being warned not to open a scam text, that’s apparently sent by company, which tricks people into sharing their personal details, reports The Sun.
The fraudulent message tries to scam users by telling them their account has been frozen and they should validate their iTunes account to avoid suspension.
The latest scam was announced ahead of Apple’s upcoming press event where the technology company are expected to unveil the new iPhone and iPad.
The web address is disguised using a link shortener, a tool that cuts down the URL into smaller format, so it appears to say ‘iTunes’.
Iapple users have been warned to be on the safe side by not opening the link if they get the message. They have been warned to simple delete the message to avoid anything that might lead them into divulging useful information or account hack.
Apple has previously sent out virus email and text warnings from con artists who claim to be the popular digital media store.
A statement on the company’s website explains the dangers of the malicious messages.
It claims: “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.”