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Update Your Apple Account - Phishing Email Scam August 2 2013

Date: August 02, 2013 11:48 AM - Views: 5,165 - Comment: 0
Update Your Apple Account - Phishing Email Scam August 2 2013

The email message below: "Update your apple Account," is a phishing scam and was not sent by Apple. Please do not click on the links in an email message to update your Apple account, especially a link that takes you to a web page that asks you for personal information, credit card information or your Apple's username and password.

The Phishing Email: Update Your Apple Account

From: deb22645n2 @s125.webhostingserver.nl On Behalf Of Apple – Support
From: support.service@mail.com
Sent: 02 August 2013 09:29
Subject: Update your apple Account

Dear Apple Customer,

To get back into your apple account, you'll need to confirm your account. It's easy: Click the link below to open a secure browser window. Confirm that you're the owner of the account and then follow the instructions.

https://appleid.apple.com/confirm/ OynS-uAtTw6W61X3oKA3PQ

Before log in your account will be Confirmed, let us know right away.

*Reporting it is important because it helps us prevent fraudsters from stealing your information.

Yours sincerely, apple .

Thanks,

The Apple Team

Please do not reply to this email. It was sent from an email address that cannot accept incoming messages.

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© 2013 Apple. All rights reserved

This email message was not sent from an apple.com email address, but from an email address located at mail.com and s125.webhosting server.nl, which are both free email addresses that have nothing to do with Apple.

Do not let the words "Behalf of Apple" fool you. Never respond to an email message, follow instructions in it or click on links within it that claims it was sent on behalf of someone or a company.

Also, never respond to an email message, follow the instructions in it or click on links in it, which came from a free email address provider like hotmail.com, yahoo.com, gmail.com or mail.com, asking you to update your Apple account information.

The malicious link: https://appleid.apple.com/ confirm/ OynS-uAtTw6W61X3oKA3PQ, may have fooled a lot of persons because it takes you to a web page on apple's secure server. What these cyber-criminals have done, is to create this phishing or fake web page under an Apple ID account that they have created, which asks for personal or credit card information.

If you enter the requested information on this page, it will be sent to the scammers who have created it.

If you were tricked into entering your information on this web page, please change your Apple's password and contact your credit card company or bank.

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