The "Apple Account Has been Disabled" Phishing Scam
Subject: Reminder [Information] : Account information has been closed.
Your Account Has been Disable
For your protection, your Apple ID automatically disabled.
We detected unauthorized Login Attempts to your Apple ID from other IP Location.
Please verify your identity today or your account will be disabled due to concers we have for the safety and integrity of the Apple Community.
What To Do Next
To verify your Apple ID , we recommended that you go to link the below:
Your account will be permanently disabled if we do not receive any responds from you within 24 hours.
This link will expire in 24 hours after this email was sent.
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Once the cybercriminals have received the stolen Apple usernames and passwords, they will use it to hijack their potential victims’ Apple accounts and use them fraudulently. Therefore, Apple users who have been tricked by the phishing scam are asked to change their Apple accounts' password, check their accounts for discrepancies and contact Apple for help if any is found.
This is another reason why Apple user should never click on links in email or other messages to sign into their accounts, they should instead, go directly to https://appleid.apple.com/ and sign-in from there. If there is something that needs to be done their accounts, they will be notified after signing in.
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