Beware of "Please Confirm your Account Information" Apple Phishing Scams
February 2, 2015
January 19, 2014
Cybercriminals are sending out fake or phishing Apple email messages, which have links to fake Apple websites. The email messages claim that the recipients should confirm their Apple account information because it gives them easy access to a variety of Apple services, by clicking on the link within it.
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The Phishing or Fake Email Message
From: online @Apple.com
Subject: Please confirm your account information
Please confirm your apple ID.
Confirmation of your Apple ID gives you easy access to a variety of Apple services, including the iTunes Store, Apple Online Store, iChat, and more. We will not share your information with anyone else unless you authorize us to do so.
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Although, these email messages appear as if they came from Apple, they were not. So, ensure that you never click on a link in an email message to sign into your Apple account.
Clicking on the link in this email message will take you to the fake or phishing Apple website below:
Wide range of applications
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This website will ask the victim to sign in with your Apple account user id and password. Now, if you enter and submit this information, it will be sent to the scammers or cybercriminals behind this phishing scam. With your Apple user id and password, these cybercriminals will be able to gain access to your account.
After the user id and password are submitted by the victim, her/she will be taken to the web page below.
Your Apple ID gives you easy access to a wide range of Apple services such as the iTunes Store, the Apple Online Store, iChat, and more. Your information will not be disclosed to anyone unless you authorize us.
Confirmation of your identity.
Enter the information associated with your iTunes account.
This page asks for both personal and financial information that the scammer can use to rip the victim off. The information includes: full name, phone number, address, date of birth, account number, credit card number, security code (cvv) and expiration date.
There are hundreds of these phishing or fake websites on the internet designed to steal Apple users’ account, personal and financial information. The website (hxxp://verfieapple .altervista.org) is just one of these websites.
So, please ensure that you are on www.apple.com website by looking at your web browser address bar, instead of some fake website designed to trick you into disclosing your account information.
To sign into your Apple account and update your information, please use the following link:
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