New scam hitting Apple iPhones, how to make sure your personal info isn’t stolen

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A new texting scam for iPhones is tricking users into giving out out personal information to cyber criminals without even knowing it.

This scam is coming through on iPhones as a text message, telling users their Apple ID is expiring.

The message warns users to take action or their iCloud will be deactivated. It looks real and the URL in the message does too, but don’t be fooled it’s fake.

If you click on the link it takes you to a phony website set up to phish out your personal info. It’s a very convincing fake apple website, and regardless of what you enter on the username and password screen you’ll be told your Apple ID has been locked for security reasons.

To unlock it, you’ll be asked for personal info like your birthday and credit card info. Don’t do it.

There’s also another scam similar to this one going around through text message, that says your iCloud account was logged into on someone else’s iPhone. This is also a trick, if you think there’s something suspicious visit the real iCloud website to double check. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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