Beware of "iOS System: Your signed in to iCloud from a New Device" Apple Scam
March 1, 2017
The email message below with the subject: "iOS System: Your signed in to iCloud from a new device," is a phishing scam sent by cyber-criminals. Therefore, recipients of the same email message are asked not to click on the link in the email message, enter their usernames, passwords, personal and financial information on the fake Apple page that they will be taken to.
Please continue reading below.
The Apple iOS System Phishing Email Message
----- Forwarded message -----
From: "Apple iCloud" firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: iOS System: Your signed in to iCloud from a new device
Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017 12:55 PM
Your Apple ID () was used to sign in to FaceTime and iMessage on an iPad 2 named “iPad de Martin”.
Date and Time: February 20, 2017, 10:52 AM EST
Operating System: iOS 11.4.1 If the information above looks familiar, you can disregard this email.
If you have not recently signed in to an iPad 2 with your Apple ID and believe someone may have accessed your account, go to Apple ID (hxxp://arithistoryorderpaywev3556.arithtranzactions.com) and change your password as soon as possible.
Although, the email message appears as if it came from Apple, it was not. So, ensure that you never click on a link in an email message to sign into your Apple account. Clicking on the link in the email message will take the recipients to a fake or phishing Apple website. The website will ask the potential victim to sign in with his/her Apple account user id, password, enter personal and financial information. Now, if the potential victim enters and submit the requested information, it will be sent to the scammers or cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.
With the information that they have collected, the cybercriminals will be able to gain access to victim's account and use it frauduently. They will also steal victim's money using the financial information that they have collected from him/her. Therefore, recipients of the phishing email message who were tricked by it, should change their Apple passwords immediately.
There are hundreds of these phishing or fake websites on the internet designed to steal Apple users’ account, personal and financial information. The website above is just one of the many. So, please ensure that you are on www.apple.com website by looking at your web browser address bar, instead of some fake website designed to trick you into disclosing your account information. And, always sign into your Apple account and update your information,using the following link: https://appleid.apple.com/ .
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