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Warning! "Your Apple Account Temporary Limited" is a Phishing Scam

2018-01-28T19:48:45 -  +
Warning! "Your Apple Account Temporary Limited" is a Phishing Scam

Apple users, emails like the one below that claim that your accounts have been temporarily limited are phishing scams. The fake emails are another attempt by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ Apple account credentials. The fake emails have links in them that go to fake and phishing Apple websites that steal account usernames and passwords. The phishing websites steal 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 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 Account Temporary Limited” Phishing Scam

From: service@apple.com <Jandalyttauraol.vbziza@ydjsgghgsk.iquitgaming-6.com>

Sent: Sunday, January 28, 2018 5:54 AM

Subject: RE : [January Recent Activity] [News Statement Updated Alert] Summary Update Security Information Account And Password

Update your Account Informations!

Dear

Customer,

We have faced some problems with your account, So Please update your account details.

If you do not update your account within 24 hours (from opening this email) it will be Temporary Limited.

Secure My Account

Thank you for your comprehension.

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: May 9, 2018 at 11:41 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: AppIe support
    Subject: RE: (Statement)#: A final Report Reminder to unlock.
    Date: May 9, 2018 at 12:26:33 AM EST
    To: support-id@intll-appclouds.com

    Dear Clients,

    Your Account is still Temporarily Limited because we haven't heard from you. We will ask you to Update your Information as soon as possible before your account will be suspended in the next 24 hours. How can you help? It's usually quite straight forward to take care of these things. Most of the time, we just need some more information about your account or latest transactions.

    Take the 2-minute checkup today to see the actions you should Take action now

    Copyright © 1999 – 2018 . All rights reserved."

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  • Posted: Apr 26, 2018 at 2:38 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ----- Forwarded Message -----
    From: Service Aρρle ID
    Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018, 11:45:28 AM PDT
    Subject: Reminder: [New Summary Report] Your AρρleID Order Information has been updated. [ Order Number : #TNNWZZC8 ]

    This is an automated email, please do not reply

    Your account makes a suspicious transaction, We've temporarily limited your account due to this suspicious activity until the issue is resolved. If You didn't authorize this transaction, please dispute transaction soon.

    Verify Now
    Here is transaction detail :

    To
    Transaction date: Apr 26, 2018 - 19:45:26 pm
    Transaction amount: $32.61 USD
    Transaction ID: T1STD8SEE0
    Note: Ship to 3922 La. Highway 15, Kaplan, LA, 26922 ( US )

    Please login to your account and provide the requested information to dispute this transaction before April 13, 2018.

    if we don't receive the requested information soon, We can't refund your money and your account may be closed without any notification.

    Sincerely,
    Aρρle

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  • Posted: Apr 18, 2018 at 10:04 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: appIe support
    Date: April 17, 2018 at 8:03:25 PM EDT
    Subject: Re: Here is your issue Reminder .

    Dear Clients,

    Your Account is still Temporarily Limited because we haven't heard from you. We will ask you to Update your Information as soon as possible before your account will be suspended in the next 24 hours. How can you help? It's usually quite straight forward to take care of these things. Most of the time, we just need some more information about your account or latest transactions. Login to your account just by the link below.
    Take Action

    Best regards,"

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