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BILLIONS of users are being warned to check their messages for a scam that could drain their bank accounts.

Over the years, scams have become more complex as thieves attempt to make off with the money of innocent people.

iPhone users are being warned to look out for scams using the names of well-known brandsCredit: Getty

iPhone users are being warned of three scams pretending to be well-known brands in order to dupe people.

First is the UPS shipment scam, where victims receive a message claiming their package is on hold and they need to reschedule the delivery.

A message will tell them they have to pay an extra “duty fee” with a link attached.

The link will direct users to a fake UPS package tracking page, asking them to put in their sensitive information such as login information and even credit card details.

Costco shoppers were also hit with a phishing scam recently in the form of an online survey with the promise of a reward.

“Dear Costco Shopper, Thank you and Congratulations!” the scam reads.

“Please complete the short survey about Costco to select your exclusive offer of up to $100.00 cash value.”

By completing the “survey,” you’ll eventually be asked to provide information such as your credit card credentials and address.

Obviously, there is no gift and scammers will have your personal data for their own use.

Lastly, scammers love sending fake security alerts in an effort to exploit people and one of their favorite ways is to use Amazon.

The fake alert will read as: “<Action required> Your Amazon account has been accessed from another device, Click to verify: <URL> ”

Clicking the link will send you to a fake Amazon page, once again asking for your personal information.

“To avoid falling victim to financial scams, don’t share personal information with anyone you don’t know,” said the US Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Michigan.

“Don’t send money or pay upfront fees to obtain some greater financial benefit down the road.

“Remember, it’s not rude to say, ‘No’.

“If you are unsure about contact you receive from a potential fraudster, take the time to talk to a trusted family member or friend before you do anything.”

Don’t give out your personal information or click on suspicious linksCredit: Getty

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