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Beware of "Verify your Apple ID before We Closed Your Account" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Verify your Apple ID before We Closed Your Account" Phishing Scam

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The email message below is a phishing scam. The phishing email message is being sent by cybercriminals to trick Apple users into clicking on the link in it. The link in the email message goes to a fake Apple website that will ask visitors to sign-in. Once visitors attempt to sign into the fake website with their Apple user names and passwords, the same information will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

The Phishing Apple Email Message

From: Apple ID noreply-applenotificationcenter-9 @mail-e.live

Date: March 28, 2017 at 10:45:23 AM EDT

Subject: Verify your Apple ID before we closed Your account.

Dear Apple User,

We unable verify your account information in order to continue using your Apple.

This Apple ID has been locked for security reasons.

You must unlock your account to continue using your Apple ID.

To read your secure message by opening the attachment (PDF).

You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer.

For best result, Save the file first, then open it on a web browser.

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

Sincerly

Apple Support

Copyright © 2017 Apple Inc. 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States.‏ All Rights Reserved.

Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen Apple usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ Apple accounts and use them fraudulently. Therefore, Apple users who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their Apple accounts' password, check their accounts for discrepancies and contact Apple for help if any is found.

This is another reason why Apple user should never click on links in email or other messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://appleid.apple.com/ and sign-in from there. If there is something that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.

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 16, 2017 at 1:21 PM by an anonymous user from Albany, New York, United States

    I'm not positive since I fell for this when I was half asleep, but I'm pretty sure they asked for my SS# and credit card# as well as my password for my apple account. I notified Amex just in case and changed my password for Amex and Apple. What else should I do?

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    • May 16, 2017 at 1:27 PM by info

      Report it to the police since you have sent them your Social Security Number (SS#).

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  • May 13, 2017 at 7:05 AM by an anonymous user from Plano, Texas, United States

    Received this scam:

    "Subject: Reminder: Your account is locked please verify your account

    Reply-To: appleid@mailserversverify.com

    Dear Customer,

    We have notified that some of your account, Information appears to be missing or incorrect.

    We need to verify your account information in order to continue using your Apple Services.

    Verify your account information by clicking on the link below :

    Confirm My Account>

    Your Account is locked until we verify your information.

    Apple Team"

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  • May 2, 2017 at 2:47 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Apple ID <donotreply34@silencemaster.com>

    Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017 3:31 PM

    Subject: Action Required: Verify your Apple ID before We close Your account.

    Dear Apple User,

    We unable verify your Apple ID informations.

    This Apple ID has been locked for security reasons.

    You must unlock your account to continue using your Apple ID.

    To read your secure message by opening the attachment (PDF).

    You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer.

    For best result, Save the file first, then open it on a web browser.

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

    Sincerly

    Apple Support"

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  • April 23, 2017 at 5:13 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Apple ID <id.apple.caseproblem15@antispam.haus>

    Date: 23 April 2017 at 9:55:08 PM AEST

    Subject: Reminder: Your account has been temporary disable.

    Dear Apple User,

    We unable verify your account information in order to continue using your Apple.

    This Apple ID has been locked for security reasons.

    You must unlock your account to continue using your Apple ID.

    Read your secure message by opening the attachment (PDF).

    You will be prompted to open (view) the file or save (download) it to your computer.

    For best result, Save the file first, then open it on a web browser.

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

    Sincerely,

    Apple Support"

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  • April 18, 2017 at 2:08 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Apple ID <noreply-derta@help-service-appie.com>

    Sent: Tue, Apr 18, 2017 9:08 am

    Subject: Please Verify your Apple ID before we close your account

    We have notified that some of your account () ,

    We need to verify your account informations in order to continue using your Apple ID.

    Please Verify your account informations by clicking on the link below :

    Confirm my account

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

    Apple Support

    Copyright © 2017 Apple Inc."

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