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Warning - "Your Apple ID Has Been Locked for Security Reason" is a Phishing Scam

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Warning - "Your Apple ID Has Been Locked for Security Reason" is a Phishing Scam

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The email message below with the subject "Your Apple ID Has Been Locked for Security Reason," is another attempt by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ Apple account credentials. 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.

A Sample of the "Your Apple ID Has Been Locked for Security Reason" Phishing Scam

From: "Apple ID" <Customer-Appleid-support @notification-access-suspicious- account-locked.space.ios-cloud.account.webaapps. au.mail.service.site.usa.co.io. web.com>

Date: October 9, 2017 at 10:32:36 AM CDT

Subject: [Action Required] : Your Apple ID Has Been Locked for Security Reason

Apple Store

[Billing Fraud] Apple Store Recently Purchase Confirmation

Thank you for purchasing the following item : Space Qube X

Order Number : MHDH6YMK37

Order Total : $102.97

- if you initiated this download , you can disregard this email , it was only sent to alert you in case you did not initiate the download yourself

- if you did not initiate this download , please cancel the transaction this purchase

To cancel this purchase Read your 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.

Sincerely

Apple Support

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • May 20, 2019 at 6:06 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    From: AppIe lD <noreaplyservicecustomernumber9234-1023@verify-secureid-appnews.com>

    Subject: Re : New May Reminder : We've reviewing your account there's Unexpected log-in | please verify your account information Fri, May 17, 2019 . Update Actividad Cuenta Submitted Changed Datos de facturación -【Case : #WAVRAhSnRp】【 Users Confirmation 】【 FWD 】. /Fw : Por favor verifica tu cuenta en Google Chrome【 Users Confirmation 】【 FWD 】

    Date: May 17, 2019 at 8:25:01 AM PDT

    To: notice_XEDP6D0@appleid.info.com

    Fог уоuг ѕесuгіtу, уоu ΑppIе ID hаѕ bееn tеmρогагіlу lосkеd. Τhіѕ mау ...

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  • September 13, 2018 at 1:50 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------

    From: Apple Support <support-ios.webmail-cloud-service@bane-company.org>

    Date: 9/12/18 8:38 AM (GMT-08:00)

    Subject: Re: [Action Required] : Your Apple ID has been locked for security reason

    Apple Store

    [Billing Fraud] Apple Store Recently Purchase Confirmation

    Thank you for purchasing the following item : Space Qube XI

    Order Number : MHDH6YMK39i

    Order Total : $129.99

    - if you initiated this download , you can disregard this email , it was only sent to alert you in case you did not initiate the download yourself

    - if you did not initiate this download , please cancel the transaction this purchase

    To cancel this purchase Read your 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.

    Sincerely

    Apple Support"

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  • July 31, 2018 at 2:58 PM by an anonymous user from Richmond, Virginia, United States

    I received this e-mail:

    "Dear,

    There is suspicious activity on your Apple ID.

    Login Details :

    Date: July 31, 2018, 10:39 AM PDT

    Browser : Opera Mini

    Operating System : Mac

    Country : Kenya

    Your account will be protected until you confirm this message within 24 hours.

    If you do not confirm this message within the specified time limit, your account will be permanently locked. Please click the VERIFY button to verify your account.

    VERIFY

    Best Regards,

    Apple Support.

    Apple ID | Support | Privacy Policy

    Copyright © 2018 Apple Inc.

    One Apple Park Way, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States.

    All Right Reserved"

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  • July 3, 2018 at 6:33 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----

    From: AppIe <no-reply-payment.omrrex@omrrexkxjc.reminderapple.appleicould.apple.com>

    Sent: Mon, Jul 2, 2018 05:05 PM

    Subject: [ 7/2/2018 9:05:14 PM ] Re [NewUpdate] : Your Apple ID has been locked For Support ID #.4289g

    Dear,

    Your Apple ID has been locked for security reasons.

    We detect unauthorized Login attempts to your Apple ID from other device.

    Please re-confirm your identify today or your account will be locked due to concerns we have for the safety and integrity of the Apple Community.

    To re-confirmation your Apple ID, follow this link :

    Unlock Account

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  • November 4, 2017 at 7:30 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Apple ID" <NoReply-Admin-Support @apple-webapps-net-account-website.net-information .cloud-space..com.net.org>

    Date: November 3, 2017 at 6:59:41 PM CDT

    Subject: [Immediate action required] : Your Apple ID Has Been Locked for Security Reason

    Apple Store

    [Billing Fraud] Apple Store Recently Purchase Confirmation

    Thank you for purchasing the following item : Space Qube X

    Order Number : MHDH6YMK37

    Order Total : $102.97

    - if you initiated this download , you can disregard this email , it was only sent to alert you in case you did not initiate the download yourself - if you did not initiate this download , please cancel the transaction this purchase

    To cancel this purchase Read your 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.

    Sincerely

    Apple Support"

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