Scams & Rip-Offs – Received an Email About Apple ID Locked

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By Robert Voss

Today, I received an email with the subject line with “Apple ID Locked and was emailed from
hd5o6aoive9s6hj-mwlgxyqvwqblrd64659232@48186302.42212203.uk . My first thoughts were this must be serious to get this email. Why? It looks official but it is not. Apple will never send you an email like this. Do not reply or go to the link to this email.

The copy within the email states, “Dear Client, Your Apple ID has been locked for security reasons. To unlock it, you must verify your identity. Unlock Account (Link provided). If you don’t unlock your account before 24 hours, your account will be disabled. Sincerely, Apple Support.” Accompanying this copy is a gray apple company logo.

If you click on the link it will take you directly to https://appmail.appquestiondesk.com/?_. A red homepage will appear with “Deceptive site ahead” along with “Firefox blocked this page because it may trick you into doing something dangerous like installing software or revealing personal information like passwords or credit cards. Advisory provided by Google Safe Browsing.” Information by Firefox

Next, I started my investigation into this phlishing scam. There were other people online who have received the same email message. Apple is aware of this email and have discussion on their website. To report the same message you have received please email reportphishing@apple.com .

Finally, take this as a warning seriously and do not give out any information to unverified emails and websites. If your worried about your Apple account please go directly to the official Apple website. However, if you continue to get this email from a third party report it to Apple immediately so the company can investigation and take legal action against these criminals. Stay safe on the Internet.

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