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Apple ID Locked for Security Reasons Phishing Scams

The email message below with the subject "Apple ID Locked for Security Reasons," 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 need to verify their email addresses or personal information, and to do this, the recipients need to click on a link or button within the same email message to verify. But, the link will take recipients to phishing or malicious 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.

Apple ID Locked for Security Reasons Phishing Scams
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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 their passwords because their accounts have been hijacked by cyber-criminals, should contact Apple for help.

The "Apple ID Locked for Security Reasons" Phishing Scam

From: Apple Inc Online - Appleinc@eml.com
Subject: Apple ID Locked for Security Reasons

Dear 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

Copyright © 2016 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

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  • May 11, 2020 at 11:05 PM by info

    "From: Apple Support <5pot3unsmgl06qs-9putinqyqd8tnxbn@qfcchvgn-80905573.jp>

    Sent: Monday, May 11, 2020, 01:18:19 PM CDT

    Subject: Apple ID Locked

    𝖣𝖾𝖺𝗋 𝖒𝗅𝗂𝖾𝗇𝗍,

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    NdNpDERCT

    π–΄π—‡π—…π—ˆπ–Όπ—„ π– π–Όπ–Όπ—ˆπ—Žπ—‡π— >

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    ZAM𝖲𝗂𝗇𝖼𝖾𝗋𝖾𝗅𝗒,

    𝖠𝗉𝗉𝗅𝖾 π–²π—Žπ—‰π—‰π—ˆπ—‹π—"

    Here is another scam.

  • March 27, 2020 at 2:19 PM by info

    "From: Apβ€Œplβ€Œeβ€Œβ€Œ β€Œβ€ŒIβ€ŒDβ€Œβ€Œ. - mailaprovedsummaryspoid-syocmoea.ghy7ykae93tn74@rusakkali.com

    Sent: Thursday, March 19, 2020 11:26:50 PM

    Cc: k6wddarw9fzyfh9at8zcooirl@n1gdvf3f.y4v8ud4jm7u0hpe.com

    Subject: RV: Apple.com Report: Daily Report: Important identification to be able to access the account again

    Dear Customer,

    We regret to inform you that your account has been temporarily locked in the Apple-Individuals online wallet. For your safety, please complete the following account verification immediately.

    To avoid blocked access forever. Click below to verify your identity account.

    Verify your Apple ID

    Therefore, for your safety, we ask that you log out immediately. To prevent access it is managed by someone other than you.

    Sincerely,"

    Here is another scam.

  • April 3, 2017 at 12:18 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -start of scam -

    "From: "Apple Support" service@mail-appstore.com

    Subject: Account Locked Notification!

    Date: 1 April 2017 9:48:29 am NZDT

    AppIe ID Account Locked Notification!

    Dear Customer,

    We've detected unauthorize login on your account.

    We're sorry, your account access has been locked temporarily for security reasons.

    To restore your account, Read secure message by opening the attacment (pdf).

    you will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer.

    for best results, save the file first, then open it in a Web browser.

    The account will continue to be locked until it is approved and validate your account information.

    This is an automatic message by the system to let you know that you have to confirm your account information within 24 hours.

    AppIe Support,

    Copyright Β© 2017 AppIe Inc. 1 Infinite Looop, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States.‏ All Rights Reserved."

    -end of scam -

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Apple ID Locked for Security Reasons Phishing Scams