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Fake - "Your AppleID has Been Disabled" is a Phishing Scam

2017-07-20T10:24:12 -  +
Fake - "Your AppleID has Been Disabled" is a Phishing Scam

The fake email message below which claims that the recipients' Apple IDs have been disabled because an unusual activity has been detected on their accounts is a phishing scam. The fake email has links in it that go to a phishing Apple website which 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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A Sample of the "Your AppleID has Been Disabled" Phishing Scam

Subject: Re: Your AppleID has Been Disabled

Date: Thu 20/07/2017 09:59

Dear Customer,

We've detected unusual activity in your account, Therefore, your account has been temporarily disabled. This may occur when you sign in from new device or when our system detect some missing/incorrect information in your account. Please take a moment of your time to verify your account and enable your access immediately.

https://appleid.apple.com/verify-account-information/ v?=3478963478965983689546783658436

Wondering why you got this email?

* When you sign in from new device or location.

* When your account billing information are missing or incorrect.

* Sometimes your account maybe gets disabled when you chargeback a purchase in your iTunes account.

Best Regards

Customer 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: 2018-04-06T13:43:09 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Apple
    Sent: Friday, April 6, 2018, 11:38:38 AM EDT
    Subject: Your Apple ID Was Been Disabled

    usr

    Thеrе was a problеm account information!
    As part of our Sеcurity Agrееmеnt wе havе disablеd your AppIе ID.
    Plеasе rеviеw all the pеrsonal and sеcurity information in your account. You can rе-active your account by following instructions.
    Update Account Information
    If we do not hеar from you within 48 hours, your iCloud will be suspеndеd and any savеd accounts and information will bе lost!
    Wе apologisе for the inconvеniеncе and hopе to hеar from you soon.
    Thanks,

    This is a system gеnеratеd mеssage. We rеquеst you not to reply to this mеssagе.

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    • Posted: 2018-05-10T02:19:51 by an anonymous user from or near: Houston, Texas, United States

      Thanks for the info on where to report these scams! I just received the above email. Note: in the URL of the email—as well as that of the link/button on which they want people to click—"apple" does not appear.

      Furthermore, "Wе APOLOGISE for the inconvenience…." That's the British spelling—in North America we use APOLOGIZE.

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  • Posted: 2018-03-06T21:00:43 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Apple Support
    Date: March 5, 2018 at 10:36:07 AM CST
    To: [email protected]
    Subject: [ Reminder ] We detected your account violates policy on March 05 2018

    Dear Client,

    Your account has violated policy and privacy, we disable your account temporarily, verification of your account or we will disable forever.

    Case : ID-6657168

    Please open the attachment and following the step so that your account was immediately recovered.
    Sincerley,

    -Apple Support"

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  • Posted: 2018-02-22T12:05:11 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- -- -- -- --
    From: "Apple Security Update"
    Date: February 22, 2018 at 08:28:20 CST
    Subject: Apple ID Verification Required
    Reply-To: [email protected]

    Your AppIe ID has been disabled for security reasons!

    This is an automatic message by the system to let you know that you have to confirm your account information within 24 hours.

    Your account has been frozen temporarily in order to protect it.

    The account will continue to be frozen until it is approved And Validate Your Account Information.

    Once you have updated your account records, your information will be confirmed and your account will start to work as normal once again.

    Click here to update https://www.update.apple.com/user

    If you did not make this change or you believe an unauthorized person has accessed your account, click here iforgot.apple.com to reset your password without delay. Following this, sign into your Apple ID account page at https://appleid.apple.com to review and update your security settings.
    If you need additional help, please contact Apple Support.
    Sincerely,
    Apple Support


    Apple ID | Support | Privacy Policy
    Copyright © 2017
    Apple Distribution International, Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland.‏
    All Rights Reserved.

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  • Posted: 2018-02-15T12:39:14 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "iCloud Office"
    Date: February 15, 2018 at 9:15:52 AM PST
    Subject: [Apple Disable] Review your activity and update details

    Apple ID Limited Access Disable
    Last Update 15 - February - 2018"

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-14T13:53:01 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Apple Support
    Date: February 14, 2018 at 12:04:16 MST
    To: [email protected]
    Subject: RE : [ Statement ] : ID6910272 - Violated policies , Please fill the requested form.

    Dear Customer,

    We've noticed that some of your account information appears to be missing and invalid.
    We need to verify your account information in order to continue using your Apple ID. Please Verify your account information by opening the attachment file and fill the requested form .

    Case : ID-66574618
    Your account will be disabled if we didn't receive any response from you in 24 hours.
    Sincerely,

    -App Support

    Copyright © 2018 Apple. All rights reserved"

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  • Posted: 2018-02-13T00:38:00 by an anonymous user from or near: San Fernando, California, United States

    Ummmmm, didn't the horrendous grammar tip you off? These scammers are SO easy to spot. I received one of these bogus notices, and I don't have an Apple account haha!!!! LOL

    delete


  • Posted: 2018-02-04T11:01:07 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: [email protected]
    Sent: Fri, Feb 2, 2018 4:58 pm
    Subject: [ Statement Report ] important: You Have notification From Apple On 02 Feb 2018

    Apple

    Dear

    We found something suspicious in your account. We're concerned that someone is using your Apple account without your recent activity. Your quick response will help restore Apple account.

    Our system read you have entered in two ip. and that really makes us suspicious and we temporarly disable your account. Your account will come back if you have verified your identity.
    An attempt to login to your account from an uknown browser. Please review the log in details below :
    Date and Time : 07:52 (GMT-5) , 02 Feb 2018
    IP Address : 165.227.144.174
    Browser : Chrome 48.0
    PIease take a Iook at your account information and recent transactions. Make sure that your account information (address, phone number, etc.) hasn't changed and that you recognize aII of your recent transactions

    Login Now

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  • Posted: 2018-02-02T08:49:48 by info

    Received via email:

    "Hi, I just received this, which is clearly not from Apple ( they wrote .....
    "Icioud" support....instead of iCloud

    Regards,
    Bassem

    "Begin forwarded message:

    From: Icioud Support
    Date: Feb 2, 2018 at 11:12 am
    Subject: Re [Support Account]: New Statement This is an automatic email shows your account is automatically disabled, Service ID [ 509-765-757 ]"

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  • Posted: 2018-02-01T16:25:06 by an anonymous user from or near: Bell Gardens, California, United States

    What should I do if I mistakenly entered my information ? I have already froze my card and changed my password but my social was entered as a well

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    • Posted: 2018-02-01T16:57:07 by info

      Check your account for discrepancies or fraudulent activities.

      delete


      • Posted: 2018-02-01T18:48:34 by an anonymous user from or near: Bell Gardens, California, United States

        What about them having my social

        delete


        • Posted: 2018-02-01T19:46:22 by info

          contact your local police department immediately to file a theft report. You should also contact SSA directly at 1-800-772-1213 to request a replacement Social Security.

          delete


  • Posted: 2018-01-16T06:58:41 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Original Message ----------
    "From: AppIe ID
    Date: 13 January 2018 at 22:47
    Subject: Your ID has been disabled

    Dear,

    We are contacting you today as you have not updated any of your personal details for some time as a security measure we have disabled your AppIeID.

    In order for us to safeguard your account information it is vital we hold the most up to date details regarding our customers. To restore access please click the link below to validate your information this process should only take you a few minutes to complete.

    https://apple.com/restore/[email protected]

    Failure to restore your account within 24 hours (from opening this email) can lead to permanent suspension of your AppIeID.

    Sincerely,

    Apple Support
    This Automatically Generated Email, Please Do Not Reply
    Read Our Privacy Policy,Security and Protection If You Have Any Questions
    Copyright © 1999-2018 Apple All Rights Reserved."

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  • Posted: 2017-12-08T14:20:23 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Apple ID"
    Date: December 8, 2017 at 10:56:16 AM PST
    Subject: Your Apple ID Has Been Disabled

    There was a problem account information!
    As part of our Security Agreement we have disabled your AppIe ID.
    Please review all the personal and security information in your account. You can re-active your account by following instructions.
    Update Account Information

    If we do not hear from you within 48 hours, your iCloud will be suspended and any saved accounts and information will be lost!
    We apologise for the inconvenience and hope to hear from you soon.
    Thanks,"

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  • Posted: 2017-11-27T11:11:59 by an anonymous user

    Received one on Nov.2,2017:

    "Subject: Your Account ID was Disable because New Login In another device [CONFIRMED]

    If you did not authorize this transaction please protect your account and cancel the transaction by clicking "Cancel Payment" button."

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  • Posted: 2017-11-27T08:39:16 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Apps Notices Client"
    Subject: FWD Allert 11/26 [Reminders] : Your Account has been Disable temporary's because someone login to your account, servicely [375]
    Date: November 26, 2017 at 1:58:11 PM EST

    AppIe ID Suspicious Activitiey's
    Last Updates 26 / 11 / 2017

    Hello dear costumer!

    For your protection, your Apple ID will be temporarily disabled in new statement on our database.
    We detect unauthorized Login Attempts to your Apple account from other IP Location and new device. 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 Team.

    Your account access has been locked for the following reasons :
    26 / 11 / 2017 We Want to check your account surely not login with other device in other country.
    27 / 11 / 2017 Account has been locked until this issued has been resolved we will waiting for 24 hours or your account has been disable permanently in ApIle database server.
    What to do Next:

    Please click loggin button below to your apple Account and provide the information previously requested: 24 hours via Account Review, if we do not receive information before this deadline, your account access can be further locked permanently in our server.

    To verify your Apple Account, we advise you to press the Log Account button, to recover your account again and be able to re-access.

    LOGIN ACCOUNT
    Hopefully you can finish it, and we are happy to help you to solve this problem. service becomes number one for us. we do not understand why this can happen, and we're sorry for what's happening at the moment.

    Best Regards.
    AppIe Leader Community"

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  • Posted: 2017-10-24T00:40:53 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "Apple Client"
    Date: October 23, 2017 at 3:22:33 PM EDT
    Subject: [ New Report ] Your Account ID was Disable because New Login In another device

    Dear

    Your Account Has Disable.
    Your account has been locked in temporarily because there is suspicious.

    Case ID: 1002148918
    Veify your card

    Sincerely,
    Apple Support

    Get help online
    Visit Apple Support to learn more about your product, download software updates, and much more.
    Join the conversation
    Find and share solutions with Apple users around the world.

    TM and copyright © 2017
    All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy | Support"

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  • Posted: 2017-10-22T00:39:56 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --
    From: "Apple Client"
    Date: October 22, 2017 at 12:28:20 AM CDT
    Subject: [ New Report ] Your Account ID was Disable because New Login In another device

    Dear

    Your Account Has Disable.
    Your account has been locked in temporarily because there is suspicious.

    Case ID: 1002148918
    Veify your card

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  • Posted: 2017-10-19T17:59:12 by info

    This is an email I received from someone pretending to be from Apple:

    "On Thursday, October 19, 2017 1:24 PM, Apple ID wrote:

    There was a problem account information!

    As part of our Security Agreement we have disabled your Apple ID.

    Please review all the personal and security information in your account. You can re-active your account by following our instructions.

    Update Account Information

    If we do not hear from you within 48 hours, your iCloud will be suspended and any saved accounts and information will be lost.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to hear from you soon.

    Thanks,
    Apple Support

    This is a system generated message. We request you not to reply to this message.
    View our privacy policy"

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  • Posted: 2017-09-21T13:04:55 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----
    "From: iTunes Store
    Sent: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:34
    Subject: [Summary Report] [ Alert ] : Your Account Has Been Disabled

    Dear

    Your Account Has Disable.
    Your account has been locked in temporarily because there is suspicious.

    Case ID: 100261148918
    Veify your card
    Sincerely,
    Apple Support

    Get help online
    Visit Apple Support to learn more about your product, download software updates, and much more.

    Join the conversation
    Find and share solutions with Apple users around the world.

    TM and copyright © 2017
    All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy | Support"

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-09-21T11:01:52 by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Mail transféré -----
    De : Apple
    À : [email protected]
    Envoyé le : Jeudi 21 septembre 2017 19h12
    Objet : Your Apple ID Has Been Disabled.

    Dear

    Your Apple ID was used to sign in via a web browser.
    IP Address: 138.68.244.79 (California, USA)
    Browser: Mozilla/5.0
    Operating System: Windows 8.1

    For your protection, we automatically locked your account.

    Please log in (https://appleid.apple.com) and verify your account information in order to continue using your Apple ID, Please Verify your account information by clicking on the link below:

    Login Now

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    Apple Support

    Copyright © 2017 Apple Distribution International
    Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland.
    Ireland VAT Reg No. IE9700053D

    Apple Email ID PP120 - ab07b40a857c8"

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  • Posted: 2017-08-17T20:16:52 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: AppleID Support
    Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2017 4:48 PM
    Subject: Re: [Summary Updated Report] Statement Account Identifications from additional changes

    Dear,

    We've got a unauthorized activity with your account, Recently we have detect several unusual activity on your account changes. To protect your account from unauthorized access, we temporarily disable your account.
    Our security has been disabled all services in your Apple ID. We just need verify your identity. Your account will became locked until you verify your identity. We just want to protect your account to be more safe.
    Please help us to unlock your account by click the button below.

    Verify My Identity
    Notice : If you do not verify your account within 24 hours we will disable your account and all service permanently"

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  • Posted: 2017-07-21T22:23:08 by info

    Received via email:

    "This was sent to me I contacted apple and they know it's happening but have done nothing about it; they haven't even informed the apple users of this scam:

    Sent from my ELEMENT5, an AT&T LTE smartphone

    On Jul 19, 2017 9:03 AM, Apple Support wrote:

    Email ID

    There was a problem account information!
    As part of our Security Agreement, we have disabled your Apple ID.

    Please review all the personal and security information in your account. You can re-active your account by following instructions.

    Update Account Information
    If we do not hear from you within 48 hours, your iCloud will be suspended and any saved accounts and information will be lost."

    delete


  • Posted: 2017-07-20T14:52:54 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----
    "From: [email protected]
    Sent: Thu, Jul 20, 2017 2:30 pm
    Subject: [Report] Statement login and check accounts

    Apple ID

    Dear Client ,
    Your Apple ID has been disabled!
    Someone Just tried to log into your Apple ID.
    Please verifiy your identity today or your Apple ID will be disabled
    because of some issues we have for the safety and integrity of the Apple Community.
    Please follow this step to recover your Apple ID
    Update information >
    Regards,
    Apple

    Copyright © 2017 Apple Inc."

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