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IPhone Owners Beware: Text Scams Your Data

If a text looks unfamiliar, copy and paste the link to your web browser. If the site it takes you to isn't completely familiar, delete the text.

We text by the second, and many dozens of times a day.

But here's a reason to be careful when you text: A scam, aimed at iPhone owners, trying to get their data. 

It comes in the form of a text message, telling you your Apple ID or iCloud account needs to be updated. Then, according to security expert Slawek Ligier of Barracuda Networks, "they ask for your name, address, even your passport information."

It's a way to try and steal your personal data. Best bet? Watch your texts a little more closely than usual (especially if you have an iPhone). As Ligier says, "this could be really dangerous."

One tip: If a text looks unfamiliar, copy and paste the link to your web browser. If the site it takes you to isn't completely familiar, delete the text.

Scott Budman is on Twitter: @scottbudman.

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