The "Please Verify your Apple ID" Phishing Scam
From: Apple Inc. <email@example.com>
Date: September 4, 2017 at 8:00:20 AM EDT
Subject: Please verify your Apple ID.
Verify your Apple ID.
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 https://verify.apple.com 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 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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