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Warning! "Your AppleID Account was Just used to Sign in from Chrome on MacOS" is a Phishing Scam

2018-01-23T12:23:24 -  +
Warning! "Your AppleID Account was Just used to Sign in from Chrome on MacOS" is a Phishing Scam

The fake email message below with the subject "Your AppleID Account was Just used to Sign in from Chrome on MacOS," which claims that the recipients' Apple IDs were used to sign in from Chrome a MacOS is a phishing scam. The fake email has 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 AppleID account was just used to sign in from Chrome on MacOS" Phishing Scam

From: "AppleID Team Service" <service2@noreplyaccount applenumber271342236124 telkomselincorectnewloginfomunirted statespelsaeloginnow.live.mail.com>

Date: January 8, 2018 at 2:51:26 PM EST

Subject: Your AppleID account was just used to sign in from Chrome on MacOS

New sign in from Chrome on MacOS

Dear deniesel@aol.com,

Your AppleID account was just used to sign in from Chrome on MacOS

MacOS

Today, 7th January 2018 06.18 (WIB)

Area Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Indonesia*

Chrome

Did not recognize this activity?

Login to your AppleID account now.

Why did we send it? We take security very seriously and want to notify you about important actions on your account.

We can not determine whether you have previously used this browser or device with your account. This can happen if you first sign in on a new computer, phone or browser, if you're in incognito or private browsing mode or delete cookies, or if someone else accesses your account.

AppleID Team

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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  • Posted: Feb 15, 2018 at 1:03 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: apple
    Sent: Thu, Feb 15, 2018 10:55 am
    Subject: Your account was just used in another device

    Dear Client

    Your Apple ID was just used to sign in to iCloud on an iPhone 8 Plus named "Janna R Colson" and make a Purchases via iTunes Store,
    Order ID : MQXWH9B2BT

    Date and Time: February 15, 2018, 07:22 PM PDT ( Indonesia Time )
    OS: (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 10_3_2 like Mac OS X)
    Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
    You're getting this email to make sure it was you, If you did not authorize this transaction please Cancel Now by clicking link in the below,
    CANCEL NOW

    Apple needs to do this to comply with regulatory requirements. This is an automated message, Please do not reply to this email

    Apple Support

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