Apple Phishing Scam - "Final Reminder - Thank You to Read this Message"
Oct 21, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "Final Reminder: Thank You to Read This Message," is a phishing scam sent by cyber-criminals to steal their potential victims' Apple user name and password, or credentials. Whatever you do, please do not click on the links in the email message, and enter your username, password, personal and financial information on the fake Apple website that you will be taken to.
Please continue reading below.
The Apple Phishing Email Message
Subject: Final reminder: Thank you to read this message.
We need your help
We emailed you a short while ago to help us resolve an issue with your Apple account. Your account was temporarily limited as a security measure and full access has not been restored yet because we haven't heard from you. We understand it may be frustrating not to have full access to your Apple account and need to work with you to resolve the issue and restore full access to your account as quickly as possible.
what's the issue?
We noticed some information is missing or incomplete on your Apple account and requested your help. Because we haven't heard from you, we've limited your account. The limitation will be lifted once the issue is resolved.
Please log in to your account and find out what you need to do. You'll also learn what you can and can't do with your account until the issue is resolved
Annie ID: Security and your Annie ID
How you can help
It's usually pretty easy to take care of things like this. Most of the time, we just need a little more information about your account.
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 the email message will take the recipient to the following fake or phishing Apple website:
The fake website will ask the potential victims to sign in with their Apple accounts' user id, password and then asked to enter their personal and financial information. Now, if the potential victims enter and submit the requested information, it will be sent to the scammers or cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.
With the information that they have collected, the cybercriminals will be able to gain access to victims' account and use it frauduently. They will also steal the victim's money using the financial information that they have collected from them.
Victims who were tricked by the phishing emails, should change their Apple passwords and contact their banks immediately.
There are hundreds of these phishing or fake websites on the internet designed to steal Apple users’ account, personal and financial information. The website above is just one of the many.
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 always use the following link:
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