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Beware of "Your Apple ID has been Blocked" Phishing Scam

2017-12-29T07:11:02 -  +
Beware of "Your Apple ID has been Blocked" Phishing Scam

The email below, which claims the recipients' Apple ID has been temporarily blocked or 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 that 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 has been Blocked" Phishing Scam

From: Apple Check <terindahUSCp1NuUGG@yahoo.goodsPltDu1xxkompastv.com>

Date: December 28, 2017 at 7:31:26 AM EST

Subject: [DETECTED] We're concerned about potentiaI unauthorized activity Ref=bLqi2BKq

Dear,

We Detected that someone logged into your AppIe lD From An Unknown Device.

That's Why as Security measure we have to block your ID to keep your safe from UnAuthorized Activities

Was That You ?

Device : Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 10_3_3 like Mac OS X) Mobile/14G60

IP : 203.178.99.27

Location: Korea

Your account will be locked if we didn't receive any response from you in more than twenty four hours.

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.

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  • Posted: Jul 5, 2018 2:44 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Apple"
    Date: July 5, 2018 at 9:01:54 AM PDT
    Subject: Re: [ID#5tk0NcDkO7] - Your Apple ID has been temporarily locked !

    Dear Client,

    For your security, your Apple ID has been temρorarily locked.
    This may happen because your Apple ID (kenbugler@yahoo.com) was signed in with new device and different location.

    Country : Slovakia (Slovak Republic)
    Date and Time : 05/07/2018 16.01.49
    IP Address : 203.70.37.186


    You should veirify your Apple ID as soon possible. If you do not verify your Apple ID within 24Hours, your Apple ID will be permanently locked

    Verify Apple ID>"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 3, 2018 4:01 PM by an anonymous user from or near: North Bergen, New Jersey, United States

    beware, they are still on a hunt for innoccent victims..Received this today-april 3/2018

    ********
    We Detected that someone logged into your AppIe lD From An Unknown Device.


    That's Why as Security measure we have to block your ID to keep your safe from UnAuthorized Activities

    Was That You ?

    Device : Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 10_3_3 like Mac OS X) Mobile/14G60

    IP : 51.18.72.83
    Location : Israel

    Your account will be locked if we didn't receive any response from you in more than twenty four hours.

    Sincerely,

    Apple Support

    delete


  • Posted: Jan 25, 2018 4:10 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Von: Apple INC
    Gesendet: Mittwoch, 24. Januar 2018 21:50
    Betreff: Re [Statement Alert] New Account Login Information 412k - 4290

    Dear Customers (alert Mail),
    Your Apple ID has been Block for security Measure.
    Someone Iogged into yοur Apple lD from a different lP address and different Browser
    Date and Time: 23 January 2018, 04:19 AM DST
    Device: Msi Gaming Computer
    lP: 118.173.202.1
    Browser : Mozilla Firefox Browser
    Operating System : Windows 10 Home
    We need to verify your account in order to continue using your Apple lD.
    Click Link Below And Follow The Instruction.

    Click here to Confirm
    SincereIy,
    Apple INC"

    delete


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