Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject "Your Apple ID has been locked," "Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons," or "Your Account has been Limited" is another attempt by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ Apple account credentials. The fake email has links in it that go to the phishing Apple website: "," which steals account usernames and passwords. The phishing website steals account credentials by asking visitors to sign-in with their Apple account usernames and passwords. Now, any attempt to sign into the fake or phishing website will result in the visitors’ Apple account credentials being sent to the cybercriminals responsible for the scam. Once the cyber crooks have gotten possession of the stolen account credentials, they will use it to hijack their victims’ Apple accounts and use the same accounts fraudulently.

Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam

The “Your Apple ID Has Been Locked” Phishing Scam

Subject: Your Apple ID has been locked!
Your Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons.

What should i do ?

If your Apple ID was locked, you can use two-step verification for apple ID, once you have confirmed your account informations will start as normal again.

If you don't confirm your account within 24 hours, your account will be permanently frozen.

Start verification your Apple ID.

Apple users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. They should instead, go directly to and sign-in from there. If there is something wrong with their accounts, they will be alerted after signing in. Users who were tricked by the phishing scam, are asked to change their Apple account passwords immediately before their accounts are hijacked and used fraudulently. For those users who are unable to change their passwords, are asked to contact Apple Technical Support for help.

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April 3, 2020 at 3:49 PM by
Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam

"From: AppIe <>

Date: 2 April 2020 at 21:37:25 BST

Subject: Case ID [0-89904570]

Account ⋅⋅⋅⋅ 2344

Dear Apple ID customer,

We recently noticed a problem with the Billing Account associated with your Apple ID. As a result of this activity, your account has been locked.

You can help us unlock your account by logging in to and following the on-screen instructions.


Here is another scam.


February 3, 2020 at 4:18 PM by
Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam

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Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 10:19 AM


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Another scam.


December 30, 2019 at 6:42 AM by
Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam

"From: IDApple <>

Date: December 29, 2019 at 1:10 PM

Subject: Due to a problem with card

Use this link to reset your password. The link is only valid for 24 hours.

Hi Costumer,

Your Apple ID has been Locked. It looks like your account is outdated and requires to updated account ownership information, so we can protect your account and improve our service to maintence your privacy.

Verification Account

To continue your using account again. we advise you to update the information begore 24 hours or your account will be permanently locked.


Apple Support

If you’re having trouble with the button above, copy and paste the URL below into your web browser.

© Copyrigt 2019 Apple Inc..

1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014

United States

All Right Reserved"

Here is another scam.


December 7, 2019 at 12:55 AM by
Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam
an anonymous user from: Yangon, Rangoon, Myanmar

Here is another scam:

"De: App Store <>

Enviado: martes, 28 de mayo de 2019 02:02 p. m.

Asunto: [ Recent Activity Report ] Someone has been access your account and change your password on [05/28/2019] : [ Case-ID: #2391323639283 ]"


October 16, 2019 at 9:04 AM by
Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam
an anonymous user from: Mesa, Arizona, United States

"Important information regarding your Apple account..."

Got one this morning. Deleted one this morning.


October 13, 2019 at 8:32 AM by
Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam
an anonymous user from: Cleburne, Texas, United States

Obvious email was a scam since email misspells the word customer repeatedly


July 5, 2019 at 5:43 PM by
Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam

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Dear Customer

Your AppIe lD has been locked for securty reason.

We detect unauthorized login attempts to your account from other location.

We take action to lock your account, please verify to open your account again.

To continue using your account again,we advise you to verify your account before 24 hours or your account will be PERMANENTLY LOCKED.

Verify Your Account"

Here is another scam.


May 28, 2019 at 11:05 PM by
Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam

Here is another scam:

"De: App Store <>

Enviado: martes, 28 de mayo de 2019 02:02 p. m.

Asunto: [ Recent Activity Report ] Someone has been access your account and change your password on [05/28/2019] : [ Case-ID: #2391323639283 ]"


April 22, 2019 at 6:46 AM by
Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam

Received this scam:

"From: Apple <no-reply-Cn6myHW9Qc9igPgd7RmwM>

Date: April 21, 2019 at 10:58:24 CDT

To: "" <>

Subject: Your Appłe ID has been Iоcked..."


March 25, 2019 at 1:14 AM by
Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam

Here is another scam:

"From: "Apple" <>

Date: March 23, 2019 at 12:50:29 PM MST

To: Recipients <>

Subject: Your Apple ID has been Locked

Dear Apple User:

Your Apple ID has been locked due to security reasons and you are required to use the 2-step verification to re-activate your account as failure to do this will warrant your account to be locked permanently.

Click Here to Verify your Apple ID

As soon as you sign in to verify your account, Do remember to click on the “Confirm My Account” finalize the verification process.



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Apple ID Has Been Locked Phishing Scam