Your Apple ID Has Been Suspended - Phishing Scam
May 13, 2014
The email message below: "Your Apple ID has been suspended," is a phishing scam, and was not sent by Apple. Please, never click on 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.
Please continue reading below.
The Phishing Email: Your account has been disabled
From: secure @apple.ssl.co.uk
Subject: Your Apple ID has been suspended [#981317]
We recently failed to validate your account information we hold on record for you, therefore we need to ask you to complete a brief validation process in order to verify your account.
Click here to verify your account
Failure to complete our validation process will result in a suspension of your Apple ID.
We take every step needed to automatically validate our users, unfortunately in this case we were unable to verify your details. The process will only take a couple of minutes and will allow us to maintain our high standard of account security.
Wondering why you got this email?
This email was sent automatically during routine security checks. We are not completely satisfied with your account information and require you to update your account to continue using our services uninterrupted.
For more information, see our FAQ.
Apple Customer Service
The link in the email appears as if goes to apple.com, but it actually goes to the phishing or fake web page below:
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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