Fake or Phishing Apple Email - Update your account apple
July 19, 2013
The email below with the subject: "Update your account apple", is a phishing scam. This email is a fake and you should not follow the instructions in it, if you receive a copy of it. The aim of the cybercriminals behind this email is to steal Apple users’ passwords, user names, personal and credit information, by tricking them into entering this information on a fake or phishing Apple website.
Please continue reading below.
Here is a copy of the Fake Apple Email:
Subject: Update your account apple
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.
Update Now: link goes to --> hxxp://goo.gl/Q4nVf
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 .
The Apple Team.
Please do not reply to this email. It was sent from an email address that cannot accept incoming messages.
If you click on any of the links in this email message, you will be taken to a fake Apple sign-in page that will ask you to enter your user name and password. After entering your user name and password, you will then be asked to enter your credit card information.
Finally, you will be asked to enter your personal information.
All this information will be sent to the scammers behind this scam, which they will use to hijack your account, make fraudulent purchases with your credit card and steal your identity.
Never click on a link in an email message to sign into your Apple account or any other online accounts. It is recommended that you go directly to the website, by typing the name of the website address in your web browser's address bar and clicking the "Go" button or pressing the "Enter" key on your keyboard.
Now, to make things a little easier, you may bookmark the links to these websites and use it, instead of always typing the website addresses.
Once you are on the home page of the website, you may navigate to the sign-in page and sign in from there.
If you receive any fake or suspicious Apple email messages, please send them to us, by using our contact us page.
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