The email message below: "Apple Care [Update Your Account Information]," is a phishing scam sent by cyber-criminals. Whatever you do, please do not click on the link in the email message, enter your username, password, personal and financial information on the fake Apple page that you will be taken to.
The Phishing Email Message
From: Apple <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: April 25, 2015 at 8:54:35 AM CDT
Subject: Apple Care [Update Your Account Information]
This is an automated email, please do not reply
We've nοticed that some of your accοunt infοrmation appears to be missing or incοrrect We need to νerify your accοunt infοrmation in order to continue using your Αpple ID [email address removed], Please νerify your accοunt infοrmation by clicking on the link below
Click here to Verify your ID
Thanks for choosing Apple,
© 2015 Apple. All rights reserved.
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 the recipient to the fake or phishing Apple website below:
- https://idmsa .help/WebAuth/LOGIN
The website will ask the potential victim to sign in with his/her Apple account user id, password, enter personal and financial information. Now, if the potential victim enters 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 victim's account and use it frauduently. They will also steal victim's money using the financial information that they have collected from him/her.
Victims who were tricked by the phishing email, should change their Apple password and contact their bank 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: