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Beware of "Your Apple ID Has Been Used To Buy Black Gold" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Your Apple ID Has Been Used To Buy Black Gold" Phishing Scam

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The email message below with the subject: "Your Apple ID has been used to buy 'black gold'," which appears as if it came from Apple, claiming that the recipients' Apple IDs were used to purchase "black gold," is a phishing scam. The fake/phishing email message is being sent by cyber-criminals to steal the recipients' Apple account IDs, passwords, and credit card information. The link in the fake email message goes to phishing website disguised as Apple's genuine website. On the fake website, potential victims will be asked to sign into their Apple accounts, re-enter their credit card information, and other personal information that the cyber-criminals need in order to hijack their Apple's accounts and use their credit cards fraudulently.

Victims of the Apple phishing scams should change their passwords immediately, and let their banks know that they have used their credit cards on a phishing website. Now, victims of the phishing email message, 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 Used To Buy Black Gold" Phishing Scam

Date: 12 July 2016 at 8:15:43 PM NZST
To: "support@costumer service" costumer-service@ LoginesIncID.onmicrosoft.com
Subject: Re: Your Apple ID has been used to buy '' black gold ''‏‏

Your Apple ID has been used to buy ''black gold‘‘by Diego from the iTunes Store on a computer or device that has not been previously associated with him.

You can also receive this message if you have reset your password from your last purchase.

This purchase was made in following country: Hong kong

If you are the source of the download, you can ignore this email. He was sent as precaution to protect you from any unauthorized purchases.

If you are not behind this purchase, we recommend you go here

Best regards,

Apple

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  • April 5, 2018 at 10:46 PM by an anonymous user from Oslo, Norway

    Thank you. It still goes on, even more advanced now.
    I got two emails on 5.3.18, with different purchases. Now they attach a pdf to raise fewer suspicions, and with links in the Pdf. I checked my account directly, where no purchases are registered.
    The mails Looked pretty serious! Almost hard to ignore.

    remove

  • February 9, 2018 at 2:19 PM by an anonymous user from Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

    Thanks for sharing; received the email today and upon reviewing your article, deleted it. Very helpful.

    remove

  • May 5, 2017 at 11:03 PM by an anonymous user from Orlando, Florida, United States

    knew it was a scam email, not changing passwords because didn't click anything. why even waste time writing this comment!

    remove

  • September 21, 2016 at 8:35 AM by an anonymous user from Dumbarton, Scotland, United Kingdom

    Have received similar email (see below) mentioned that I have subscribed to Sono's iPhone which I clicked on the link and then fortunately noticed it was scam but worth warning every one else!!

    "Your invoice status has been changed [PROCESSED]

    APPLE ID
    ****@hotmail.com TOTAL
    £23.49
    DATE
    21 Sep 2016 SEQUENCE NO.
    1-9765718352
    ID
    MNUSY63X4R DOCUMENT NO.
    9000321645228314
    Music Membership

    Monthly | 31 Oct 2016 Subscription Sono's iPhone £23.49"

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  • July 13, 2016 at 4:07 PM by an anonymous user from Hopatcong, New Jersey, United States

    I have never used my apple ID except for facetime. Not sure why I used it then. Never purchased anything from iTunes either. I guess I'll change the password even though I didn't open the e-mail.

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