Apple Phishing Scams - "Apple ID Will Be Locked - Account Suspension"
Feb 4, 2016
Apple users should beware of the phishing email messages below, which were sent by cyber-criminals to steal their Apple account’s IDs and passwords. The fake email messages claim that the recipients’ Apple account have been locked, will be locked, or suspended, and the recipients need to click on a link within the same email messages in order to verify or valid their information. But, the links in the fake email messages will take recipients to phishing websites, where they will be asked to sign into their Apple accounts. Now, if the recipients attempt to sign-in on the phishing websites, their Apple account credentials will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the phishing email messages. With their potential victims’ Apple account credentials, the cyber-criminals will hijack their victims' accounts and use the accounts fraudulently.
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Victims of the Apple phishing scams should change their passwords immediately, and check their accounts and credit card statements for any discrepancy. Victims of the phishing email messages, who are unable to their passwords because their accounts have been hijacked by cyber-criminals, should contact Apple for help.
The Apple Phishing Scams
From: Apple Inc [Apple@eml.co.uk]
Sent: 31 January 2016 12:14
Subject: Apple ID is locked - Apple Support
We just need to verify that this email address belongs to you.
Simply click the link below and sign in using your Apple ID and password.
Verify Now >>>
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It's sent when someone adds or changes a contact email address for an Apple ID account.
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Apple ID without your verification.
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From: AppIe <email@example.com>
Date: 27 January 2016 at 22:28:00 GMT
Subject: Account Suspension
We need to ask you to complete a short and brief step to securing and validating your account information.
Click here to complete validation
Failure to complete our validation process will result in a suspension of your Apple ID.
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.
Apple Customer Service
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:05:45 -0800
Subject: Account will be locked
We've noticed that some of your account informations appears to be missing or incorrect,your Apple will be locked until we receive respond from you.
We need to verify you account informations in order to continue using your Apple ID
Please Verity your account informations by clicking in the link below.
Confrim My Account
If you didn?t make this change or if you believe
an unauthorized person is attempting to access your account,
you can reset your password by going to My Apple ID.
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