Beware of Apple GSX Phishing Scam - "Please Update and Verify Your Information"
April 8, 2015
April 27, 2014
The email message below: "Please update and verify your information!" is another Apple phishing email message sent by cyber-criminals with a link to a fake Apple GSX website designed to steal your Apple account username, password, financial and personal information. The email message claims that the recipients should update and verify their Apple account information, to avoid their account access from be restricted, by clicking on the link within it.
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Apple Global Service Exchange (Apple GSX) Phishing or Fake Email
From: apple global service exchange (gsx_apple @gsx.com)
Subject: Please update and verify your information !
We have detected a slight error regarding your Apple GSX. Please update and verify your information by clicking the following link:
If you account information is not updated within 48 hours then your ability to access your account will be restricted.
Copyright 2014 Apple Inc. 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA 95014 - Tous droits réservés.
Although, the email message appears as if it came from Apple, it was 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 a fake or phishing Apple GSX website.
http://idmsa.apple.com-idmswebauth-classiclogin .html.appidkey-68978fh9754576. sciencepreneur.com/idmswebauth-classiclogin/
The fake 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 another web page.
The page will ask 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. 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 GSX account and update your information, please use the following link:
If you were tricked into entering your Apple Account password on the fake website, please change your Apple account password immediately.
Click here for information on a similar scam.
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