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Beware of "Apple ID Will Be Locked - Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

2016-02-04T11:57:17 -  +
Beware of "Apple ID Will Be Locked - Account Suspension" Phishing Scam

Apple users should be aware of the phishing email messages below, which are being sent by cyber-criminals to steal their Apple account’s IDs and passwords. The fake email messages claim that the recipients’ Apple account have been locked, will be locked, or suspended, and the recipients need to click on a link within the same email messages in order to verify or valid their information. But, the links in the fake email messages will take recipients to phishing websites, where they will be asked to sign into their Apple accounts. Now, if the recipients attempt to sign-in on the phishing websites, their Apple account credentials will be sent to the cyber-criminals behind the phishing email messages. With their potential victims’ Apple account credentials, the cyber-criminals will hijack their victims' accounts and use the accounts fraudulently.

Victims of the Apple phishing scams should change their passwords immediately, and check their accounts and credit card statements for any discrepancy. Victims of the phishing email messages, who are unable to their passwords because their accounts have been hijacked by cyber-criminals, should contact Apple for help.

The Apple Phishing Scams

From: Apple Inc [Apple@eml.co.uk]
Sent: 31 January 2016 12:14
Subject: Apple ID is locked - Apple Support

Valued Customer,

We just need to verify that this email address belongs to you.

Simply click the link below and sign in using your Apple ID and password.

Verify Now >>>

Wondering why you got this email?

It's sent when someone adds or changes a contact email address for an Apple ID account.

If you didn't do this, don't worry. Your email address cannot be used as a contact address for an

Apple ID without your verification.

[IMPORTANT] if this letter sent as junk or spam its just an error by our new system,

please click not spam or not junk. frequently asked questions.

Regards,

Apple Inc

This message may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient please inform the

sender that you have received the message in error before deleting it.

Please do not disclose, copy or distribute information in this e-mail or take any action in reliance on its contents:

to do so is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful.

Thank you for your co-operation.

NHSmail is the secure email and directory service available for all NHS staff in England and Scotland

NHSmail is approved for exchanging patient data and other sensitive information with NHSmail and GSi recipients

NHSmail provides an email address for your career in the NHS and can be accessed anywhere

From: AppIe <postamaster@webmaster.com>
Date: 27 January 2016 at 22:28:00 GMT
Subject: Account Suspension

Dear Customer,

We need to ask you to complete a short and brief step to securing and validating your account information.

Click here to complete validation

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 your case we were unable to. The process only takes a couple of minutes and will make sure there is no interruption to your account.

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.

Thanks,

Apple Customer Service

From: limited@apple-lockeds.com
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 11:05:45 -0800
Subject: Account will be locked

Dear Client,

We've noticed that some of your account informations appears to be missing or incorrect,your Apple will be locked until we receive respond from you.

We need to verify you account informations in order to continue using your Apple ID

Please Verity your account informations by clicking in the link below.

Confrim My Account

If you didn?t make this change or if you believe

an unauthorized person is attempting to access your account,

you can reset your password by going to My Apple ID.

Regards,
Apple Support

My Apple ID | Support | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2015 Apple Inc. All rights reserved

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  • Posted: Aug 10, 2017 at 1:08 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: AppIe Support
    Sent: Wednesday, August 9, 2017 9:12 AM
    Subject: Your account has been locked

    Dear Client,

    Your AppIe ID () We've noticed that some of your account informations appears to be missing or incorrect

    Apple will be locked until we receive respond from you. We need to verify your account informations in order to continue using your AppIe ID, Please Verify your account informations by clicking on the link below

    Log in AppIe ID

    Sincerely,
    AppIe Support

    Apple ID | Support | Privacy Policy
    Copyright @ 2017 Apple Distribution International, All rights reserved."

    delete


  • Posted: May 8, 2017 at 11:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "-----Original Message-----
    From: Apple Support
    Sent: Mon, May 8, 2017 8:30 am
    Subject: Your ID is automatically locked


    Review Your Case

    Reference: A1900XD180 || ID: 1900X10D || SolutionID: 12A9FJAK94JF9AK
    Your recent summary has a existing case (Case ID: 189FHF82G938) opened and until you solve it, your account will be terminated. We need additional information from you to solve this situation. Please go to the reference below to resolve this case. There, you will verify any information regarding this case that will help us figure out what is happening on your behalf.
    Thank you"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 17, 2017 at 2:58 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: user2@support-invalidlogin.com
    Sent: 4/17/2017 11:55:47 A.M. Central Daylight Time
    Subj: Account locked

    Your Apple ID We've noticed that some of your account informations appears to be missing or incorrect

    Hello,

    Apple will be locked until we receive respond from you.

    We need to verify your account, informations in order to continue using your AppIe ID,
    Please Verify your account informations by clicking on the link below

    To unlock your account please login:

    Login to Apple

    Best wishes,
    team apple.com

    To get support please contact us by email support@apple.com its automatically generated email, please do not respond to it!

    Copyright � 2011-2017 Apple all right reserverd"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    --start of scam --
    "From: AppIe Support
    Date: 8 April 2017 at 3:10:20 am AEST
    To: admin@support.com
    Subject: Verify Your Account ID

    Dear Customer,
    Your AppIe ID We've noticed that some of your account informations appears to be missing or incorrec

    Apple will be locked until we receive respond from you. We need to verify your account informations in order to continue using your AppIe ID, Please Verify your account informations by clicking on the link below
    Login AppIe ID >

    AppIe Support"
    -- end of scam --

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 30, 2016 at 3:47 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Texas, United States

    Got a scam e-mail trying to get my apple ID and password. Some how I just knew this does not sound right! And sure enough it wasn't!

    I have had more scamming e-mails , phone calls! I've gotten pretty good at telling what is a scam! If it doesn't sound true, more than likely it's NOT TRUE!

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