How to Easily Spot and Avoid Apple ID Phishing Scams.
Apple New Zealand's official advice is to report all phishing attempts and other suspicious messages to them. To report a suspicious email, forward the message to Apple with complete header.
However, when your enter your Apple ID and password, nothing happens other than the scammers collecting and saving that information. You’re then redirected to a second page where you’re prompted to enter your personal personal information such as your name, phone number, email, address, and Social Security number.
The original scam pretended to be from Apple (note that Apple doesn't ever give away its products). More recently we've seen the same offer from companies like Megabargains or iPadz, although the.
Like other phishing scams that have come before it, this one looks to steal Apple ID login credentials from unwitting iPhone users. “Your AppleID is due to expire today,” the incoming text.
To initiate this scam, cybercriminals need to know the email address and associated phone number of the user. Both of these contact details can often easily be obtained. With this information handy, an attacker can then capitalize on the password recovery feature that allows an email user to gain access to their account by a verification code sent to their mobile.
As noted on Krebs on Security, there’s a new phishing scam wherein scammers are able to spoof a legitimate phone call from Apple, thus increasing the odds that victims will hand over sensitive.
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