The fake email message below which claims that the recipients' Apple ID needs additional verification, 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.
The "Your Apple ID Need Additional Verification" Phishing Scam
"Your Apple ID Need Aadditional Verification" Phishing Scam
Re: Reminder : Statement Update New Login On Dec 15, 2018 Received - 4820
Sat 12/15/2018, 1:48 PM
Immediate action required : Your AppIe lD need additional verification
We have recently detected that your AppIe lD has been having an issue with your billing account.
We are unable to verify the billing information you provided.
Your AppIe lD has been suspended and a notification has been sent to the Billing Account owner. Please work with them to resolve the issue.
We will delete your AppIe lD unless the billing owner corrects the violations by filling out the Account
Verification Form within 24 hours.
This form verifies your identity and ownership of the payment instrument.
Failure to provide the requested documents may result in permanent account closure,
Click Account Verification Form to resolve the issue.
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.