Phishing Scam - "Confirm Your Apple ID Account Information"
Dec 29, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "Confirm Your Apple ID Account Information," is a phishing scam sent by cyber-criminals to steal their potential victims' Apple user name and password, or credentials. Whatever you do, please do not click on the links in the email message, and enter your username, password, personal and financial information on the fake Apple website: "wellcome-to-account. crkvabrvnaradarosava .rs".
Please continue reading below.
The Apple Phishing Email Message
Subject: confirm your apple id account information
From: apple support (Appel@Support.com)
We need to ask you to complete a short and brief step to securing and validating your account information.
Click here to complete validation
We take every step needed to automatically validate our users, unfortunately in your case we were unable to. The process only takes a couple of minutes and will make sure there is no interruption to your account.
Wondering why you got this email?
This email was sent automatically during routine security checks. We are not completely satisfied with your account information and require you to update your account to continue using our services uninterrupted.
ΑppІe Customer Service
Copyright © 2015 ΑppІe Inc. ΑppІe Inc., Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014 Company Registration number: 15719. VAT number: IE6554690W.
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Although, the email message appears as if it came from Apple, it was not. So, ensure that you never click on a link in an email message to sign into your Apple account.
Clicking on the link in the email message will take recipients to to a fake or phishing Apple website. The fake website will ask the potential victims to sign in with their Apple accounts' user id, password and then asked to enter their personal and financial information. Now, if the potential victims enter and submit the requested information, it will be sent to the scammers or cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.
With the information that they have collected, the cybercriminals will be able to gain access to victims' account and use it frauduently. They will also steal the victim's money using the financial information that they have collected from them.
Victims who were tricked by the phishing emails, should change their Apple passwords and contact their banks immediately.
There are hundreds of these phishing or fake websites on the internet designed to steal Apple users’ account, personal and financial information. The website above is just one of the many.
So, please ensure that you are on www.apple.com website by looking at your web browser address bar, instead of some fake website designed to trick you into disclosing your account information.
To sign into your Apple account and update your information, please always use the following link:
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