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Beware of "Apple Your Account Will Be Permanently Locked" is a Phishing Scam

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Beware of "Apple Your Account Will Be Permanently Locked" is a Phishing Scam

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The email message below with the subject "New Update Statement: Our Team Detected That Your Account Have Been Violating Our Policy Terms And Conditions" 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 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.

Sample of the “Apple Your Account Will Be Permanently Locked” Phishing Scam

From: Apple Service <noreply-mail-access-service-app6@console-app-secure.com>

Date: February 12, 2018 at 10:10:51 AM PST

To: appleid@support.com

Subject: New Update Statement : Our Team Detected That Your Account Have Been Violating Our Policy Terms And Conditions.

Dear Client,

We are very decisive about our terms and condition of Apple ID,

Please open the attachment to fill the requested forms and we will review your account to fix this issue.

If you do not fill the request form within 24 hours, Your Account Will Be Permanently Locked.

Sincerely,

Apple Support

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.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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Beware of "Apple Your Account Will Be Permanently Locked" is a Phishing Scam