Apple Phishing Scam - "[Team Apple] - Re - lmportant"
May 11, 2015
The email message below with subject: "[Team Apple] : Re : lmportant," is a phishing scam sent by cyber-criminals. Whatever you do, please do not click on the links in the email messages, enter your username, password, personal and financial information on the fake Apple page that you will be taken to.
Please continue reading below.
The Fake and Phishing Email Message
Subject: [Team Apple] : Re : lmportant 11/05/2015 03:49:09
This is an automatic message sent by our security system to let you know that you have 48 hours to confirm your account information.
Your account has been used for fraud.
Please update your account information than we will try again to validate your account.
Clikc here to confirm
Thank you for choosing Service Apple
Although, the email messages appear as if it came from Apple, they were 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 messages will take the recipient to the following 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 cyber-criminals behind the phishing scam.
With the information that they have collected, the cyber-criminals will be able to gain access to victims' account and use it fraudulently. 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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