The email message below, which claims the recipients’ Apple accounts have been 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 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.
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The “Apple Your Account has been Locked Until We Hear from You” Phishing Scam
From: “Apple Service” <[email protected] suspicious-email-access-account- locked445867864webappsemailmail .account.live.mail.com>
Date: October 18, 2017 at 2:53:54 PM PDT
Subject: Reminder : Account Submit to Reset your Password for Our Client PC.
Case ID Number : APPLE-001-603-195-127
Your account has been locked until we hear from you
We regularly check the activity of your Apple account. Recently, we found that some of the activities you are violating your agreement with us. Therefore, we have locked your account and can not offer the service for you.
What can i do?
Update account information
Using Apple logo in the list of auction or website
What can’t i do?
Send or received money
Withdraw money from your account
Add or remove a cards & bank account
Dispute a transaction
What to do next?
You have 24 hours from the date of your Apple restrictions to fully restore your account access through the Resolution Center. If we don’t receive the information before this deadline, your account access may be further limited.
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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