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Apple ID Locked Scam: What to Do?

If you have received an email purporting to be from Apple claiming your account is locked, please do not click on the link in the same email. This is because scammers are sending out fake or phishing emails like the one below with links to fake Apple websites that steal account credentials.

Apple ID Locked Scam  What to Do?
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If you want to check if your Apple ID is locked or not, go directly to https://appleid.apple.com. If your ID was locked for security reasons you wouldn't get an email about it, you would find out when you tried to log in and would then have to contact Support.

An Apple ID Locked Scam Email

Valued Customer,

We just need to verify that this email address belongs to you.

Simply click the link below and sign in using your Apple ID and password.

Verify Now >>>

Wondering why you got this email?

It's sent when someone adds or changes a contact email address for an Apple ID account.

If you didn't do this, don't worry. Your email address cannot be used as a contact address for an

Apple ID without your verification.

If you were tricked by the Apple ID Locked scam, please change your Apple password immediately, before your account is hijacked and used fraudulently.

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Apple ID Locked Scam: What to Do?