"Apple ID was used to sign in from COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS" Scam
The "Apple ID was used to sign in from COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS " below 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 or fake 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.
A "Apple ID was used to sign in from COCOS (KEELING) ISLANDS" Scam
From: Aррlе Suрроrt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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.
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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