Tech Trends: New Apple ID phishing, texting scam hitting iPhones

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — KRON’s Tech Trends reporter Gabe Slate has a warning for you.

It is a texting scam that is gaining traction and tricking people into giving out their personal information to cyber criminals.

Gabe shows us how it works and how to avoid falling victim.

People are getting a message that pops up on their phone saying that their Apple ID is expiring, and they will be locked out of their account unless they take action. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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