Scammers are targeting iPhone users with claims their Apple Pay account has been suspended.
During the pandemic, contactless payment methods, including the likes of Apple Pay and Google Pay, were encouraged as a safer, quicker way to pay for goods and services.
Following the easing of restrictions, scammers are exploring new ways to trick consumers out of their hard-earned cash.
This latest text fraud tells recipients their Apple Pay has been halted and to follow a link to reactivate the account.
This scam, sent from a mobile number, reads: “Apple Pay has been suspended on your device. Please visit [secure-mysuspension-info.com].”
If you get a text or email out of the blue claiming there’s something wrong with your Apple Pay account, log into your account via your device or online.
Don’t use any links in the message and never share your password or verification codes with anyone. You can contact Apple directly if you are unsure whether a text or email is legitimate and set up two-factor authentication for extra security.
It is not the first time Apple has been impersonated by scammers.
The tech giant warns people to also be wary of misleading pop-ups and adverts that claim your device has a security problem or fake promotions that offer free products and prizes.
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