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Warning - "Please Verify your Apple ID" is a Phishing Scam

The email message below, which claims that the recipients should verify their Apple IDs, 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 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.

Warning - Please Verify your Apple ID is a Phishing Scam

The "Please Verify your Apple ID" Phishing Scam

From: Apple Inc. <>

Date: September 4, 2017 at 8:00:20 AM EDT

Subject: Please verify your Apple ID.

Apple Store

Verify your Apple ID.

Dear Customer,

Thank you for using the Apple. We appreciate your business.

Further action is required to complete the process of verification of your Apple ID. Since we have been unable to verify your account, your account has been locked temporary.

To complete the verification process, please visit the to update your account.

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to hearing from you.



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Apple users should never click on a link in an email message to sign into their accounts. They should instead, go directly to 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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  • November 30, 2018 at 11:11 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Apple lD <>

    Date: 30 November 2018 at 06:14:31 GMT

    To: you <>

    Subject: Re: Action Required

    On Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 10:48:09 PM UTC, Apple lD wrote:

    Action Required

    Dear Customer,

    We have noticed that some of your account lnformation seems to be lnaccurate or is unverified. You must review and update your lnformation in order to continue using our service as smoothly as possible. Please update your account lnformation by cIicking the Iink beIow.


  • August 6, 2018 at 3:22 AM by an anonymous user from: Milan, Lombardy, Italy

    Just got one. Contained a spelling mistake => trash

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