Scam - "Your Apple ID Has Been Disabled - Successful Login Notification to your iTunes"
November 28, 2015
The email message below with the subject: "Your Apple ID Has Been Disabled," 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: Your Apple ID Has Been Disabled
Successful Login Notification to your iTunes Account.
We are sending you this email after a successful login to your iTunes account.
your customer interface.
Customer ID : PP-9361862
Connection IP : 41.201.196
Connection Time : 27-11-2015 10:32:07 AM
This email is intended to make you aware of the security services you have at Apple and better protection To give us time to work together on this issue, we have temporarily suspend what you can do with your Apple account until this issue is resolved.
To lift this suspension and to regain full access to your account we need you to validate your
Apple Account informations.
Now we need you to confirm again the details of your Apple Account as it may have been used by attackers
The procedure is very simple :
Click the link below to open a secured browser window
Confirm that you are the account holder and follow the instructions to validate your account.
Click Here To validate your Apple account
Note: If this is not resolved within 48 hours, we will be forced to suspend your account indefinitely as it can be used fraudulently. The purpose of this verifcation is to ensure that your account has not been used fraudulently.
Security | Advisor Apple;
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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 recipients to to a 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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