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Warning - "Your Apple ID Used for Purchase on iTunes" is a Phishing Scam

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Warning - "Your Apple ID Used for Purchase on iTunes" is a Phishing Scam

The email message below which claims that the recipients' Apple IDs have been used to make purchases on iTunes, is another attempt by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ Apple account credentials. The fake email, which also claims that some activities on the recipients' Apple ID were found that violated Apple's terms and conditions, but that is just another trick to frighten the recipients into clicking on the links in the fake email message. The 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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The "Your Apple ID Used for Purchase on iTunes" Phishing Scam

From: "mail-transaction@5548l-apple.info" <mail@orange.net>

Date: September 13, 2017 at 3:45:25 PM EDT

Subject: Review : Your Apple ID used for purchase on iTunes. Transactions ID

Notification Account

This e-mail has been send to you, because, we found that some of the activities from your Apple ID are violating the terms and conditions of your agreement with us.

Apple ID :

Login Details:

Browser : Chrome Browser

Ip Address : 177.142.204.252

Date and Time: 9/13/2017 , 12:45:25 PM

Country : Bolivia

Purchase Details:

Order No : #2EDTJ5Z

Item : The Magic Whip (Album)

Price : $49.99

We detected unusual purchase from your Apple ID. For this we disabled your Apple ID because your Apple ID was Login from different country and used for buy song on iTunes. If it is not your purchase, please do claim refund for purchase above by verifying your account

What to do next:

Log in to your Apple ID and provide the requested information. We'll receive and review your informations for your refunded.

If the information above looks familiar, you can disregard this email.

Log In

Copyright © 2017 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

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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