Apple ID password reset email unexpectedly received

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by jennyp, May 22, 2014.

  1. jennyp macrumors 6502

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    This morning I get two emails from Apple, both saying, "You recently initiated a password reset for your Apple ID. To complete the process, click the link below"

    But I did not initiate any password resets.

    Should I be worried? I only reset my password recently. Should I reset it again?

    If the origin of this is 100% due to Apple, then they have something wrong. If it's partially down to some hacker, then I don't see how they can gain anything, even if I do reset my password. So I don't understand this.

    Anyone know what might be going on?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    it is probably a scam to get your password. If you clicked on the link it would likely take you to a page made to look like the AppleID password page and if you entered your password there the bad guys would have it.

    Hover your mouse over the link in the mail and I suspect you will see the link it now to Apple.

    Just delete the email and don't worry about it.
     
  3. jennyp thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No, the links are bona fide Apple links, one ("Reset [password] Now') is a verification to https://iforgot.apple.com, and another one ("My Apple ID") to https://appleid.apple.com.

    I just wondered what brought me the emails in the first place.

    It seems that a password reset has somehow been initiated for my account with Apple (Apple ID), and I can't think why.

    Perhaps I'll try Apple's help system, such as it is.
     
  4. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

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    It could be nothing. Maybe someone has an iTunes log in close to yours and by accident they put in your email address by mistake and their password. So they were denied access and they clicked "forgot my password" or whatever that link is.

    Or someone trying to hack into yours..
     
  5. BroadcastDoc macrumors 6502

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    Happens to me every so often. Someone gets their Apple ID wrong or something. It's no big deal - without that email they can't reset your account. You could change the password again, but since you received that email, it probably wouldn't matter.
     

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