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Warning - "Your Apple ID is Automatically Locked For Security Reasons" is a Phishing Scam

2018-07-31T14:04:45 -  +
Warning - "Your Apple ID is Automatically Locked For Security Reasons" is a Phishing Scam

The "Your Apple ID is Automatically Locked For Security Reasons" email below is another attempt by cybercriminals to steal their potential victims’ Apple account credentials. 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 is Automatically Locked For Security Reasons" Phishing Scam

Dear,

Your Apple ID is automatically locked for security reasons. We see unusual activity in different locations with your account.

LOGIN DETAILS

Date : 31/07/2018 13:18:55

Device : Linux

Browser : UC Browser

Location : United Kingdom

To unlock your account, you must login and verify your identity. We will protect your account until you confirm this message within 24 hours.

Login

If we do not receive information before this deadline, your account access may be permanently locked. Please visit or click login button to verify your account.

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.

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