The Spam Report: Day #9: “Temporarily Frozen”
MY DESK: MADISON — There may be few things more frightening to an iPad or iPhone user than getting an email that their device might be unusable as their account has “been temporarily frozen.”
Time to take the blood pressure down a notch, it’s likely not real. Some obvious red flags:
1) “Dear user” If they’re not using your name, they don’t know who you are and they’re just phishing for information.
2) Spelling mistakes: I haven’t spelled security like this “securyte” since I was in first grade.
3) There is no legitimate website called “applestoreid.com.” Here’s more from the real Apple.com website on phishing scams: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4933
For your consumption pleasure today, this comes from my colleague Susan Siman.
Please don’t fall for this.
From: Apple.store [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2013 5:14 PM
To: Susan Siman
Subject: Your account is temporarily frozen
Dear user ,
Recently we noticed a massive unsuccessful login attempts to your account , in order to protect your privacy from foreign access our securyte system has decided to freeze your account , and we do deeply apologize for any incovenvenience that it might be caused by this action .
What should i do ?
Once you have updated your account records, your information will be confirmed and your account will start to work as normal once again.
Please visit our resolution center to reactivate your account :
resolution center >>
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