Phishing Scam - "Verify your Apple ID - You Recently Initiated a Password Reset"
Jan 4, 2016
The email message below: "Verify your Apple ID," is another phishing or fake email message with a link to a fake Apple website (www.qknepqlmht.com) designed to steal the recipients' Apple account username, password, financial and personal information. The fake email message, which claims that a password reset for the recipients' Apple ID was initiated recently and the recipients should click on the link in the email message, sign into their accounts and reset their passwords, was actually sent by cyber-criminals.
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The Apple Phishing Email Scam
Verify your Apple ID.
Dear Customer Apple,
You recently initiated a password reset for your Apple ID.to complete the process, click the link below and log in using your username and password.
Reset now >
This link will expire three hours after this email was sent.
If you didn’t make this request, it's likely that another user has entered your email address by mistake and your account is still secure. If you believe an unauthorized person has accessed your account, you can reset your password at My Apple ID.
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 you to the fake or phishing Apple website.
This 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 account and update your information, please use the following link:
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