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Beware of "Your Apple ID has been Temporarily Locked" Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Your Apple ID has been Temporarily Locked" Phishing Scam

The email message below, which claims the recipients' Apple ID has been temporarily locked, is another attempt by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ Apple account credentials. The fake email has links in it that go to the phishing Apple website that 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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The "Your Apple ID has been Temporarily Locked" Phishing Scam

From: "Apple ID" <carlosbedoya@matrixhosting.co>

Date: August 24, 2017 at 6:16:46 AM PDT

Subject: Your Apple ID temporarily has been locked.

Dear Client,

Your Apple ID (milesmak@telus.net) has been locked.

We are temporarily restricting modifications to this account as a security precaution. Please go to (https://appleid.apple.com) and confirm your identity to regain access to your account.

Your account will have restricted functionality until we hear from you.

Thanks,

Apple 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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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

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  • Posted: Jan 19, 2018 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: iTunes Store <no_reply.email.apple.com_mailerid_OZRGHPXORM47MRSWAI35.support @case-support-service.org>
    Date: January 16, 2018 at 8:53:12 AM CST
    Subject: [Unrecognized Charge #Case 11410044262218593127] iTunes Account was rejected from our service all features was stopped working.

    Hello ,


    We need your help resolving an issue with your account, we have temporarily lock your account.
    We understand it may be frustrating not to have full access to your account. We want to work with you to get your account back to normal as quickly as possible.

    This account locked will affect your ability to:

    Buy App in AppStore
    Rejected Payment
    Also, you won't be able to:

    Login to your iCloud and Itunes
    Remove credit cards
    Close your account
    What to do next :

    Download and review invoice we attach
    Open and read carefully
    If it is not you who do purchase please follow the steps that are in the invoice
    If indeed you are doing this transaction just ignore this email
    If The Information Above Looks Familiar, You Can Disregard This Email."

    delete


  • Posted: Dec 19, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original message --------
    From: iTunes Store <no_reply.email.apple.com_mailerid_SRQZFC8EMMDFEJZ9HHAY. support@secured-2code-app.org>
    Date: 12/19/17 5:54 AM (GMT-05:00)
    Subject: [Unrecognized Charge #Case 20566371820495110193] iTunes Order Verification Request

    Hello ,

    We need your help resolving an issue with your account, we have temporarily lock your account.
    We understand it may be frustrating not to have full access to your account. We want to work with you to get your account back to normal as quickly as possible.

    This account locked will affect your ability to:

    Buy App in AppStore
    Rejected Payment
    Also, you won't be able to:

    Login to your iCloud and Itunes
    Remove credit cards
    Close your account
    What to do next :

    Download and review invoice we attach
    Open and read carefully
    If it is not you who do purchase please follow the steps that are in the invoice
    If indeed you are doing this transaction just ignore this email
    If The Information Above Looks Familiar, You Can Disregard This Email.

    delete


  • Posted: Nov 13, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    -------- Original Message --------
    "Subject: Your Account Has Been Locked Ref 492417 ✔
    Date: 2017-11-07 06:19 PM
    From: Technical Support <noreply441626@iCloud.com>

    Your AppIe ID is temporarily Iocked !

    Our system has detected several unsuccessful attempts with your AppIe ID from unknown devices.

    Your AppIe ID allows you to make purchases on the App Store and iTunes Store.

    Please recheck your informations down below :

    Login"

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  • Posted: Sep 23, 2017 by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: "apple@id.applemail.com" <noreply-costumerserviceidapple074293023@live.co.uk>
    Date: September 22, 2017 at 12:26:34 PM PDT
    Subject: [Apple Report] Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud via a web browser

    Apple

    Dear Client,

    We detected that someone logged into your Apple ID from an unknown device.
    Thats why as a security measure we have to block your Apple ID to keep you safe from unauthorised activities.

    Wasthatyou?
    Device : Mozilla/5.0 (Macintoshs; Intel Mac OS X 10.8; rv:21.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/21.0
    IP : 185.12.45.110
    Location : Swi -Service-vice- ss.

    if not please review this activity as soon as possible by completing some detail store store full access to youraccount.

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

    Sincerely,

    Apple Support"

    delete


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