Apple ID will be Locked is a Phishing Scam

The email message below with the subject "Apple ID will be Locked" 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.

Apple ID will be Locked is a Phishing Scam

A Sample of the "Apple ID will be Locked" Phishing Scam

From: Apple <>

Date: 17 August 2018 at 14:06:54 BST



Subject: Re: [ News Report Statement Alert ] : We Informed That Submitted an Error into Your Account Activity

Dear Client,

Apple ID will be locked until we receive respond from you,

We detected unusual activity from your Apple ID account and we found that some of the activity from your account

How to resolve this issues :

-Download and review detail attach

-Open and read carefully


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 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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  • December 25, 2019 at 12:58 PM by info

    "From: App Info <>

    Sent: 25 December 2019 17:37

    Cc: <>

    Subject: Timeline: [Account Restricted Access] [Activities Odd Tracked] .We are sorry to Forced to Locked Your account because it has broken the rules and conditions of The App Terms and Privacy Policies on December, 25 2019. [EST]


    On this Christmas moment, we have to tell you bad news.

    You received this email because your account detected oddly, like when you use a new computer or new location to log in to Our services.

    We have to lock your account for security causes.

    We suggest validate your data again on: December 25, 2019 [EST]

    Sincerest regards,


    Here is another scam.

  • September 3, 2019 at 1:47 PM by info

    "From: Apple <>

    Sent: ‎Tuesday‎, ‎September‎ ‎3‎, ‎2019‎ ‎07‎:‎07‎:‎10‎ ‎AM‎ ‎PDT

    Subject: Recent activity from your account seems to have occured from a suspicious location or under unusual locked. September 3, 2019.


    Dear Customer,

    For your protection, your Apple ID account is locked. We detection unauthorized login attempts to your Apple ID from another IP location.

    Please read the attachment, because we need verify your account. If we do not receive information before this deadline, your account access can be further locked permanently.


    Apple Support"

    Here is another scam.

  • August 15, 2019 at 8:21 AM by info

    "From: Aррlе Suрроrt <>

    Sent: Tue, Aug 13, 2019 11:36 am

    Subject: Υοur Apple ID has been lοсκеd. [Reference ID - J7KHSTDD]

    Your Apple ID was used to sign in from COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS recently. For security reasons, we've locked your ID.

    Please unlock your account immediately by verify your information or your account will be disabled due to concerns we have for the safety and integrity of the Apple Community."

    Here is another scam.

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Apple ID will be Locked is a Phishing Scam