This is a so call scare tactic hacking. What hackers does is sending you an email such as below scaring you to log into your account using the link provided in the email or attachment receipt etc. once you clicked on the link it will take you to a fake Apple website which look exactly like the real Apple website, but it’s fake. Everything you typed on that fake replica Apple website will be sent to the hackers, then the hacker will use your account information whatever you typed or selected to log into your actual Apple account and wallah there go your account and personal information about you hacked. All your phone information from text messages to pictures videos you have are now hacked and can be use for whatever hacker intended to do with it, such as black mail, exposing your secret, nude pictures and so on.
So be careful, don’t fall for this kind of hacking. Never ever click on any link directly from an email, and I mean never. The right way is to go directly to the website and login. Such as chase account, type in chase.com, for apple website type in apple.com … and so on. Never ever click on email link, never ever click on sms text message link, never click on social media links messages either even if it’s your friends or someone you know, ask them first what it is before clicking.
On Friday, May 3, 2019, 3:39:09 PM EDT, Apple [email protected] wrote:
Dear [email protected]
Due to a problem with your card, we have been unable to charge your account. Your Apple ID automatically locks to protect your security and you can’t sign in to any Apple services.
To keep on using these Apple services, you need to update your account information.
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