Scammers are targeting iPhone users with claims that their Apple Pay has been suspended.
This latest text scam tells recipients that their Apple Pay – Apple's mobile payment service – has been suspended and that they need to follow a link to reactivate the account.
Find out how to spot, avoid and report this scam.
It's not the first time Apple has been impersonated by scammers. This scam is a text, sent from a mobile number, and reads: 'Apple Pay has been suspended on your device. Please visit [secure-mysuspension-info.com].'
Scammers often use tactics like this so that you panic and act fast.
We always advise that you never click on links in text messages, but for the purpose of this investigation we followed the link to take a look at the dodgy website. The security settings on our browser, however, blocked us from accessing this website – a big red flag.
If you receive this message, don't respond to it and don't click on any links.
If you've clicked the link already and you're concerned you've given your details to a scammer, you should contact your bank immediately and report the scam to or the police if you live in Scotland. You can also contact if you're concerned about the message you've received.
Here are some tips to help you spot scam text messages:
Report suspicious text messages for free by forwarding them to 7726, a free scam text reporting service.