Action Fraud has received over 180 reports since the start of the year about fake App Store subscription emails. The links within the emails lead to phishing websites that are designed to steal your Apple ID login details, as well as personal and financial information.
Different phish, same advice
Whether it’s through a cold call, or a text or email out of the blue, you should always question unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information. Even the most sophisticated phishing attempts can be thwarted if you simply refuse to give out personal information as a result of unsolicited communications. Emails are also used by cyber criminals to deliver malware, so don’t click on the links or attachments in any suspicious emails.
Cyber Protect Officer for the City of London Police, Shumon M, said:
“As the threat from fraud and cybercrime continues to grow and evolve, it’s important for people to remember that they can protect themselves from cyber crime by following a few simple steps”
“Start by ensuring you always install the latest software and app updates on all of your devices. Your email account is the gateway to your online presence, which is why protecting it with a strong, separate password and enabling Two Factor Authentication is so important”
If you have been a victim of fraud or cyber crime, report to Action Fraud at www.actionfraud.police.uk