APPLE USERS: Watch out for convincing phishing emails

Apple is warning its customers about a new phishing scam that could make its way to your inbox.

The technology giant says users have received an e-mail, claiming to be from Apple, confirming a recent purchase they haven't made. The most common e-mail circulating asks you to renew your 'YouTube Red' subscription, costing a monthly fee of about $150.

From there, scammers will ask you to click on a link if the purchase was unauthorized. Once you do, you will be redirected to a fake website asking you to fill out your personal information, such as your name, Apple ID username and password, address, birthday, Social Security number and credit card number, in order to cancel the fake purchase or subscription.

In response to the new wave of phishing attempts, Apple has shared some tips to help you protect yourself.


• Real purchase receipts from Apple will include your current billing address, which scammers are unlikely to have.
• Review your App Store, ITunes Store, iBooks Store or Apple Music purchase history.
• E-mail receipts from Apple will never ask you for your Social Security number, mother's maiden name, full credit card number or credit card CCV code.
• Never enter account information on websites from linked messages and never download or open attachments.
• Only update your account or payment information in your settings directly on your phone, computer or tablet.

If you think you've fallen victim to this scam, Apple says to change your Apple ID password immediately and to forward the e-mail to