Here’s a heads up for our readers since we saw this email come through recently. It looks like some phishers are looking to hack your Apple developer account and/or Apple IDs through some good ol’ email phishing techniques.
The subject line:
Your Account Apple Has Been Frozen
There’s red flag number 1… the grammar isn’t right.
And the body of the email:
We just need to verify that this email address belongs to you. Simply click the link below and sign in using your Apple ID and password.
Verify Now (link removed)
Wondering why you got this email?
It’s sent when someone adds or changes a contact email address for an Apple ID account. If you didn’t do this, don’t worry. Your email address cannot be used as a contact address for an Apple ID without your verification.
For more information, see our frequently asked questions (link removed).
Apple Customer Support
Red flag #2 is the “Dears.”
Red flag #3 is that the links look suspicious if you look at them.
The scary thing is that if you look to see who it’s from, it shows “firstname.lastname@example.org.” I’m not sure how they’re able to get away with that, but everything else reeks of a scam. We just wanted to let you know to watch out for this.
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If you’re concerned, just log into your iTunes Connect account by typing the URL in yourself directly, and if your Apple Developer Account or iTunes Connect account is frozen (I don’t even know if that’s possible), then I’m sure they’ll tell you right there. The same thing applies for regular Apple IDs.
Bottom line: never click suspicious links.
To your safety,