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Beware of "Apple ID Has Been Disabled For Security Reasons" Phishing Scams

2017-11-10T08:59:25  +
Beware of "Apple ID Has Been Disabled For Security Reasons" Phishing Scams

The email message below with the subject: "Operating System: iOS 7.1.2," is a phishing scam, which was sent by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients' Apple account IDs and passwords. The fake email message claims that the recipients’ Apple account have been locked due to unusual activities, and the recipients need to click on a link or button within the same email message in order to verify or activate their accounts, will take recipients to phishing or malicious websites like "restore-accountsupport.from-ma.com," 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.

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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 change their passwords because their accounts have been hijacked by cyber-criminals, should contact Apple for help.

The "Your Apple ID Has Been Disabled For Security Reasons" Phishing Scam

From: ASl-T56wO93@295 .ca
Subject: Operating System: iOS 7.1.2
Date: Wed, 11 May 2016 15:07:39 +0200

Special customer,

Your Account IDENTIFICATION (email address) was used to sign in to iCloud with an apple ipad tablet Air.

Date and Period: August 11-05-2016
Os: iOS 7. 1. 2

This was only sent to alert you in circumstance your Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons. We recommend Press Here to Update your information: http://restore-accountsupport.from-ma.com

Regards,

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  • Posted: May 24, 2018 at 1:16 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Warsaw, New York, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "Your Apple ID Has Been Disabled (2)

    Apple ID

    Today at 1:44 PM

    Thеrе was a problеm account information!

    As part of our Sеcurity Agrееmеnt wе havе disablеd your AppIе ID.

    Plеasе rеviеw all the pеrsonal and sеcurity information in your account. You can rе-active your account by following instructions.

    Update Account Information

    If we do not hеar from you within 48 hours, your iCloud will be suspеndеd and any savеd accounts and information will bе lost!

    Wе apologisе for the inconvеniеncе and hopе to hеar from you soon.

    Thanks,

    This is a system gеnеratеd mеssage. We rеquеst you not to reply to this mеssagе."

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  • Posted: Nov 6, 2017 at 10:41 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "We have unable to obtain security on your account

    We have been unable to obtain security check on your account. We will disable your Apple ID if we not hear you in 24 hours because security concern. Please log in and follow step by step to attempt restore your Apple ID by go to appleid.apple.com.

    If the above Problem are still unresolved and we cannot obtain Information
    for your Apple ID, your Apple Device's will be locked automatically within
    24 Hours from the date of this email.

    Sincerely,

    Apple Security Management
    Phone: https://developer.apple.com/contact/phone
    Email: devpayment@apple.com
    For iTunes VIP Hardware purchases, please use the following contact

    information:
    Online Help: store.apple.com/us/help
    Phone: 1-877-422-5368
    Mon-Fri: 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pacific time"

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  • Posted: Oct 17, 2017 at 10:24 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "De: iCloud Service
    Enviado: martes, 17 de octubre de 2017 20:23
    Asunto: RE: Review: [NOTICE] Confirmation new a device, 17 Oct 2017

    Your account has been disabled for security reasons!

    support@int.apple.com - suspicious account activity.
    Please log in to your Apple account and provide the requested information through the Resolution Center

    If we don't receive the information before this deadline or we notice additional significant changes in your account activity Please Verify your account information by clicking on the link login.

    Apple ID
    suspicious account activity

    MacOS High Seirra 10.12.6
    Tuesday, October 17, 2017 16:17 PM (Brazil Time) Páraná*
    Unlock your account AppleID?
    Login Now


    Got a new Mac OS High Seirra 10.12.6?
    Do more with your new device with AppStore that can help you stay organized, collaborate, and keep your account secure.

    Thanks for choosing Apple,
    Apple Care.
    *The location is approximate and determined by the IP address it was coming from.

    You received this mandatory email service announcement to update you about important changes to your AppStore or account.
    © 2017 Apple Inc., 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 97607, USA"

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  • Posted: Jul 20, 2017 at 9:35 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Begin forwarded message:

    From: AppIe_lD
    Date: July 17, 2017 at 3:29:04 PM MDT
    Subject: Your AρρlelD has been disable

    We have unable to obtain security on your account

    We have been unable to obtain security check on your account. We will disable your Apple ID if we not hear you in 24 hours because security concern. Please log in and follow step by step to attempt restore your Apple ID by go to appleid.apple.com.

    If the above Problem are still unresolved and we cannot obtain Information for your Apple ID, your Apple Device's will be locked automatically within 24 Hours from the date of this email.

    Sincerely,

    Apple Security Management
    Phone: https://developer.apple.com/contact/phone
    Email: devpayment@apple.com

    For iTunes VIP Hardware purchases, please use the following contact information:

    Online Help: store.apple.com/us/help
    Phone: 1-877-422-5368
    Mon-Fri: 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Pacific time"

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  • Posted: Jul 20, 2017 at 8:19 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Apple Support"
    Subject: [Important] Your Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons
    Date: July 20, 2017 at 4:37:24 PM PDT

    Dear Customer,
    Your Apple account temporary block because we've noticed significant changes in your account activity. As your account information, we need to understand these changes better.
    Please log in to your Apple account and provide the requested information through the Resolution Center. If we don't receive the information before this deadline or we notice additional significant changes in your account activity, your account access may be block permanent.
    log in to your Apple account https://appleid.apple.com
    The link will expire in 24 hours

    Sincerely,
    The iCloud Team
    Note: If you do not respond to this email so your account the more risk the permanent block with your iCloud email address"

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  • Posted: Jul 9, 2017 at 4:12 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Apple ID
    Sent: Sunday, July 9, 2017 10:31 AM
    Subject: Your Apple ID Has Been Disabled

    Email ID

    There was a problem account information!
    As part of our Security Agreement we have disabled your Apple ID.
    Please review all the personal and security information in your account. You can re-active your account by following our instructions.
    Update Account Information
    If we do not hear from you within 48 hours, your iCloud will be suspended and any saved accounts and information will be lost.
    We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks,"

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  • Posted: Feb 24, 2017 at 10:27 AM by info

    Here is another scam, do not follow the instructions in it:

    --- Forwarded message ---
    "From: Apple-Inc notification513@level3.com
    Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2017 at 3:43 PM
    Subject: @Your Apple-ID has been disabled ID: #639-269

    Apple iTunes
    February 23,2017

    Billed To: saxify@gmail.com
    Order ID: K5FDE4GH5H
    Receipt Date: 02/23/2017

    Order Total: $99.15 CAD
    Billed To: Store Credit

    Item Artist

    A Hologram for the King Tom Tykwer
    Mother's Day (2016) Garry Marshall

    The Meddler Lorene Scafaria
    Type Unit Price

    Film Rental(HD) $33.05 CAD

    Film Rental(HD) $33.05 CAD
    Film Rental(HD) $33.05 CAD

    Order Total
    $99.15 CAD
    Issues with this transaction?

    If you haven't authorized this transaction ,click the link below to get full refund.

    Go to the Help Centre at: pl.vc/ehd4y
    2017 Apple Online Support"

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