Warning - "Your Apple ID has been used to Buy Black Gold" is a Phishing Scam

Warning - "Your Apple ID has been used to Buy Black Gold" is a Phishing Scam

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The email message below which claims that the recipients' Apple ID has been used to buy "black gold" is a fake. The fake email is a phishing scam that is being used by cybercriminals to trick Apple users into visiting a phishing website that steals credit card information, personal information, Apple account credentials. Therefore, Apple users are advised to delete the email message and must not follow the instructions in it, if they have received it.

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The "Your Apple ID Has Been Used to Buy 'Black Gold'" Phishing Scam

Subject: Your Apple ID has been used to buy '' black gold ''

Your Apple ID has been used to buy '' black gold '' by Diego from the iTunes Store on a computer or device that has not been previously associated with him. You can also receive this message if you have reset your password from your last purchase.

This purchase was made in following country : Canada

If you are the source of the download , you can ignore this email. He was sent as precaution to protect you from any unauthorized purchases.

If you are not behind this purchase, we recommend you go Click Here

Best regards,


The link in the email message goes to a phishing website that 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.

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 and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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