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Warning! "Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud on an iPad Pro" is a Phishing Scam

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Warning! "Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud on an iPad Pro" is a Phishing Scam

The fake email message below which claims that the recipients' Apple IDs were used to sign into iCloud via an iPad Pro is a phishing scam. The fake email has links in it that go to a 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 ID was used to sign in to iCloud on an iPad Pro" Phishing Scam

From: "Apple" <AppleID-support@ emailverifycationserviceidfocu.com>

Date: October 18, 2017 at 9:41:42 AM CDT

Subject: Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud on an iPad Pro.

iTunes Subscription Confirmation

Dear Customer,

Your Apple ID () was used to sign in to iCloud on an iPad Pro and make a payment via iTunes Store

Name of Subscription: Apple Music family membership

Content Provider: Apple Inc.

Date of purchase: 10/18/17

Subscription Period: 1 year

Renewal Price: $107.99

Payment Method: Credit Card

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Information regarding your personal information can be viewed at https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/

Copyright ©2017 Apple 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: Feb 5 at 2:58 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Asheville, North Carolina, United States

    Thanks for explanation. Received an email this AM concerning a subscription to Apple Music and asking to respond if this was not valid. Thanks for the direct and explanatory message.


  • Posted: Dec 20, 2017 by an anonymous user from or near: Arlington, Texas, United States

    Thanks, received the exact same email 12/19/17.


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