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The "You Must unlock Your account Apple Before Signing In" Phishing Scam

The "You Must unlock Your account Apple Before Signing In" email message below which claims that the recipients need to update their payment information, 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 You Must unlock Your account Apple Before Signing In Phishing Scam

The "You Must unlock Your account Apple Before Signing In" Phishing Scam

From: <> on behalf of Apple Cust <>

Sent: Friday, March 8, 2019 9:51 AM

Subject: You Must unlock Your account Apple Before Signing in.

Apple Your account is suspended.

Only 24 hours left to update your payment information


We are having trouble with your billing information. We will try again, but you may need to update your payment details.


Need help? Do not hesitate to consult the Help Center or to contact us.

The Apple Team

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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