The scam begins with a text message alerting users that their “Apple iCloud is due to be deactivated today. Please sign in and confirm your details.” The link then takes users to a site that looks pretty convincing, with the Apple logo, and Apple lettering.READ MORE: COVID Recovery: Half Of Eligible Berkeley Residents Fully Vaccinated, Positivity Rate Stays Low
But, there are a few clues that suggest the site is a fake, according to Christopher with Wilton’s Tech Support.READ MORE: Bear Sightings Create Buzz In Cotati, Sebastopol Neighborhoods
“You can tell this is a bogus website just, for one, there’s an IP address and it doesn’t say Apple.com,” Christopher told KCBS.
The site looks complete like the Apple site, but links to the Apple store, and other parts of the website won’t click through.MORE NEWS: COVID Reopening: San Francisco Adopts Yellow Tier Guidelines; Bars Resume Indoor Service
Unsuspecting users have been asked to enter their personal information to unlock their accounts, which then ends up in the hands of the scammers.