"Apple ID Temporarily Blocked for Security Reasons"

Apple ID Temporarily Blocked for Security Reasons

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The fake "Apple ID Temporarily Blocked for Security Reasons" email message below which claims that the recipients' Apple IDs have been blocked for security reasons, 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 "Apple ID Temporarily Blocked for Security Reasons" Phishing Scam

From: "Apple" noreplyKSoO16a4@pantat-putih.org

Date: July 31, 2018 at 12:04:27 PM EDT

Subject: We temporarily blocked the Apple ID for security reasons.


Your Apple ID () was used to log in to iCloud from another device and location through the browser.

Date and time: 7/31/2018 4:04:27 PM GMT

Country: Liberia

Browser: Safari

Operating System: macOS

Someone may have a password to access your account and make some changes to your account information. For your safety, you temporarily blocked the Apple ID for your account and the Apple community.

To unlock the Apple ID, check your account by entering the information you need earlier and updating the security settings. To complete the process, click the link below.


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, telephone numbers or other information in samples on this website may have been impersonated or spoofed.

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  • August 1, 2018 at 7:16 AM by an anonymous user from Brunswick, Maine, United States

    Thank you!


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