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"iCloud Account Statement Account Login to Re-active" Phishing Scams

The email message below, which claims that the recipients' Apple IDs have been automatically disabled, 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 usernames and passwords, their credentials will be sent to the cybercriminals behind the phishing scam.

iCloud Account Statement Account Login to Re-active Phishing Scams
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The "iCloud Account Statement Account Login to Re-active" Phishing Scam

Dear Customer,

For your protection, your Apple ID is automatically disabled.

We detect unauthorized Login Attempts to your Apple ID from other IP Location. Please verify your identity today or your account will be disabled due to concerns we have for the safety and integrity of the Apple Community

Your account access has been locked for the following reason(s):

28 May 2017: We Want to check your account surely not login with other device.

29 May 2017: your account has been locked until this issued has been resolved we will waiting for 1 week or your account has been disabled permanently.

What to do Next:

Please Click the login button below to your Apple account and provide the requested information before: 1 week: through the Account Review, If we don't receive the information before this deadline, Your account access may be further locked permanently.

Login Here To Verify --> hxxp://apple-id-secure2-accounts.ga

Sincerely,

Apple Inc.

Copyright © 2017 Apple Inc. 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.

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  • June 5, 2017 at 8:51 AM by an anonymous user from: Sunnyvale, California, United States

    My wife received this message and ignored it figuring it was a scam. Then her phone was locked on the date they specified in the email. The message on her locked phone stated the reason that it was locked was repeated unsuccessful attempts to log-in to her Apple account. She entered her ID to unlock it. Are these two separate incidents or related in some way?

    • June 5, 2017 at 9:43 AM by info

      Tell her to change her password, because it seems she was taken to a phishing website that displayed a message which appears as if her phone was locked.

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