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Beware of "Your Apple ID was used Sign into FaceTime and iMessage" Phishing Scams

2017-08-22T00:52:03 -  +
Beware of "Your Apple ID was used Sign into FaceTime and iMessage" Phishing Scams

Apple users who have received email messages like the one below, which claim that their Apple ID was used to sign into to FaceTime and iMessage, is a phishing scam. The phishing email message is being sent by cyber criminals 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.

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The "Your Apple ID was used sign into FaceTime and iMessage" Scam

Subject: Summary Report New Statement Login and Checking accont access information [Alert] [ACC Confirmation]

Date: AppleID [email protected] -suspicious-email-access-account-locked

Dear Customer,

Your Apple ID, was used sign in to FaceTime and iMessage on an iPhone 7 Plus named "BeenSekians"

We take security very serioulsy and we want to keep you in the loop on important actions in your accoucnt,

Date and Time

Don't authorize these changes? Review your Recently used devices now.

Check My Account

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.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: [email protected]

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  • Posted: 2017-12-28T22:42:13 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Apple
    Date: December 22, 2017 at 10:40:35 PM PST
    Subject: Your Apple ID was used to sign in to FaceTime and iMessage on an iPad named “cac’s iPad.

    Apple

    Dear,

    Your Apple ID ( [email protected] ) was used to sign in to FaceTime and iMessage on an iPad named “cac’s iPad”.

    Date and Time: 23 December, 2017, 1:59 PM

    If the information above looks familiar, you can ignore this message.

    If you have not recently signed in to an iPad with your Apple ID and believe someone may have accessed your account, go to Apple ID by clicking this link page below (https://appleid.apple.com) and renew your information or your account will be locked within 24 hours.

    Apple Support

    Apple ID | Support | Privacy Policy
    Copyright © 2017 Apple Inc. 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States. All rights reserved."

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  • Posted: 2017-12-22T08:46:38 by an anonymous user from or near: Singapore, Central Singapore Community Development Council, Singapore

    Thank you for your announcement. Question. Does clicking the link provided in the scam email affect android or non-iphone users?

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    • Posted: 2017-12-22T08:52:04 by info

      No, clicking the link will not harm your device. The purpose of the link is to take you to a phishing website that steals online credentials (usernames and passwords).

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  • Posted: 2017-08-29T14:08:32 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- start of scam --
    "From:
    Date: 28 August 2017 at 17:06:24 BST
    Subject: RE : [ Summary Report ] New statement login and checking account [ Alert ] [ IP Confirmation ].

    Your Apple ID, was used to sign in to FaceTime and iMessage on an iPhone 7 Plus named "BeenSekians" We take security very seriously and we want to keep you in the loop on important actions in your account,

    Don't authorize these changes? Review your Recently used devices now.
    Please,Download and read the attached You will find secure message & lnvoice ln Adobe Reader (PDF) format.

    Thanks

    Apple Security Support
    Copyright c 2017 Apple inc 95014, United States. All Rights Reserved"

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