Beware of “Apple ID Locked for Security Reasons” Phishing Scams
May 14, 2016
The email message below with the subject: "Apple ID Locked for Security Reasons," is a phishing scam, which was sent by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients' Apple account IDs and passwords. The fake email message claims that the recipients need to verify their email addresses belong to them, and to do this, the recipients need to click on a link or button within the same email message to verify. But, the link will take recipients to phishing or malicious 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 ID Locked for Security Reasons" Phishing Scam
From: Apple Inc Online [mailto:Appleinc@eml.com]
Subject: Apple ID Locked for Security Reasons
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 >>>
Wondering why you got this email?
It's sent when someone adds or changes a contact email address for an Apple ID account.
If you didn't do this, don't worry. Your email address cannot be used as a contact address for an
Apple ID without your verification.
[IMPORTANT] if this letter sent as junk or spam its just an error by our new system, please click not spam or not junk. frequently asked questions.
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