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"Your Account Has Been Frozen Temporarily In Order to Protect It" is an Apple Account Phishing Scam

2018-08-27T11:00:01  +
"Your Account Has Been Frozen Temporarily In Order to Protect It" is an Apple Account Phishing Scam

The email messages below, which claim that your Apple account will has been frozen temporarily in order to protect it, are phishing scams. These email messages are fakes and were designed to trick the recipients into clicking on a link within it, which will take them to a bogus Apple login or sign-in page.

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The "Your Account Has Been Frozen Temporarily In Order to Protect It" Scam

Dear Client,

This is an automatic message by the system to let you know that you have to confirm your account information within 48 hours.

Your account has been frozen temporarily in order to protect it.

The account will continue to be frozen until it is approved And Validate Your Account Information.

Once you have updated your account records, your information will be confirmed and your account will start to work as normal once again.

Verify Now >

Dear Client,

This is an automatic message by the system to let you know that you have to confirm your account information within 48 hours. Your account has been frozen temporarily in order to protect it.

The account will continue to be frozen until it is approved And Validate Your Account Information. Once you have updated your account records, your information will be confirmed and your account will start to work as normal once again.

This will help protect you in the future. The process does not take more than 3 minutes.

To proceed to confirm your account information please follow the instructions that will be required.

Please downloaded the attachment and open it in your browser.

Yours sincerely,

Dear Client,

This is an automatic message by the system to let you know that you have to confirm your account information within 48 hours.

Your account has been frozen temporarily in order to protect it.

The account will continue to be frozen until it is approved And Validate Your Account Information. Once you have updated your account records, your information will be confirmed and your account will start to work as normal once again.

This will help protect you in the future. The process does not take more than 3 minutes.

To proceed to confirm your account information please click on the link below and follow the instructions that will be required.

Click Here To Verfiy Your Account info

If you click on the links in these email messages, you will be taken to a bogus Apple sign-in page. If you enter your user name and password on this fake website, it will be sent to the scammers behind these phishing email messages.

If you were tricked into clicking on a link in these email messages and entered your user name and password on the website that you were taken to, please change your password immediately.

Never click on a link to sign into your online accounts. Always go directly to a website by typing the website address in your web browser address bar.

So, if you are asked to sign-in or login to our Apple account, always to go www.apple.com.

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  • Posted: Jan 7, 2015 at 7:12 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

    Jan 8, 2015 - Just received the above wording, this time claiming to be from PayPal.

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  • Posted: Jul 15, 2014 at 1:23 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Wilmington, California, United States

    I was received the scam message below:
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    Hello ,

    This is an automatic message by the system to let you know that you have to confirm your account information within 24 hours.
    your account has been frozen temporarily in order to protect it.

    If you don't confirm your account within 24 hours , your account will be permanently Frozen.

    To confirm your account visit the link below :
    Verification link.

    once you have confirmed your account informations your account will start to work as normal once again

    This is an automated message. Please do not reply to this email. If you need additional help, please visit Apple Support.

    Thanks,
    Apple Security Team

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    • Posted: Jul 13, 2015 at 2:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

      That's what I got as well. Funny thing is it went to my trash email account. I use to sign up for message boards.

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