Apple ID ‘Violated Policies’ Phishing Scam

According to this email, which purports to be from the Apple Support Team, your Apple ID is set to be disabled due to some violated policies.

It claims that your account information is invalid and unverified. Supposedly, to continue using your Apple ID, you must sign in and verify your information by clicking a “Verify Now” button.

However, the email is not from Apple and the claim that your account has been disabled is untrue.

The email is just a crude phishing scam designed to steal your Apple ID and other sensitive personal information.

Clicking the button takes you to a fraudulent website that has been built to emulate the genuine Apple home page. Once on the fake page, you will be instructed to log in with your Apple ID to begin the supposed verification process.

Next, you will be instructed to fill in an “Account Verification” form that asks for your name and contact details, your credit card numbers, and other identifying information.

After submitting the form, you will be redirected to the genuine Apple website.

The criminals can now collect the information you supplied and use it to hijack your Apple account, commit credit card fraud, and attempt to steal your identity.

Apple phishing scams continue to be very common. It is always safest to login to your Apple account by entering the address into your browser’s address bar or via a trusted app.

An example of the scam email:

Dear Customer,

Your Apple ID will Be disable Because of Some Violated Policies

The following changes to your Apple ID were made on Monday, July 23, 2018

• Date and time : Monday, July 23, 2018 05:28 AM UTC
• Case ID : ID-203031
• You can’t using some our service until we get your response.

We have noticed that your account information appears to be invalid and unverified.

We need to verify your account information in order for you to keep continue using your Apple ID Account

You need to sign and verify it as soon as possible, you should do this soon because disabled accounts are eventually deleted along emails, iCloud, and other data stored with Apple you
should change your password

To verify your identity, we recommend that you go to Verify Now

Apple Support Team.


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