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Warning! "Your Apple Data Account will be Locked" is a Phishing Scam

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Warning! "Your Apple Data Account will be Locked" is a Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject "Your data account will be locked," 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 password. 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.

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The "Your Apple Data Account will be Locked" Phishing Scam

From: "locked-appIe@reply" <marketing@e.dhgate.com>

Date: October 10, 2017 at 8:23:59 AM PDT

Subject: [Preview Locked] Service : Your data account will be locked

Notice to,

Your account data and information will be locked.

This rejected will affect your ability to:

Buy Application in AppStore

Rejected The Payment

Also, you won't be able to:

Cant Login To Your Account

Remove your credit cards

Close your account

What to do next

Please log in to your account and provide the requested information before 15 October, 2017

Go to Resolution Center

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you need further assistance, please click Contact at the bottom of any page.

Copyright © 1999-2017 AppIe Inc. All rights reserved.

Apple users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. They should instead, go directly to https://appleid.apple.com/ 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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  • Posted: Tuesday at 11:26 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Prairie Village, Kansas, United States

    As of February 20th 2018 this exact same Phishing email is being used. Please beware.

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  • Posted: Oct 22, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "apple-info@icloud.com" <itunes-store@email.apple.com>
    Subject: [Resolution Center] Reminder: Your account data and information will be locked
    Date: 16 October 2017 at 22:06:34 BST

    Notice to,

    Your account will be rejected because we've noticed significant changes ln your account activity. As your payment processor, we need to understand these changes better.

    This account rejected will affect your ability to:

    Buy App in AppStore
    Rejected Payment
    Also, you won't be able to:

    Login to your iCloud and Itunes
    Remove credit cards
    Close your account
    What to do next

    Please log in to your account and provide the requested information before 16 Octo, 2017 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 further Rejected.

    Go to Resolution Center

    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation. If you need further assistance, please click Contact at the bottom of any page."

    delete


    • Posted: Feb 6 at 4:14 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Roanoke, Virginia, United States

      received one today.

      delete


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