Apple users warned not to open scam text, which tricks people into sharing their personal details

APPLE users are being warned not to open a scam text that appears to be sent by the company and tricks people into sharing their personal details.

The fraudulent message tells users 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’.

If you are sent the link do not open it as contains a major virus, instead simply delete the message.

The message in question.

The message in question.Source:Supplied

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.

“The iTunes Store will never ask you to provide personal information or sensitive account information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) via email,” it read.

“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.”

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