Apple ID recovery

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by StarShot, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. StarShot macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    Probably a stupid question, but never-the-less, I received a text today that said...

    Your Apple ID is now ready to be recovered.

    Go to and enter your Apple ID to get started.

    Need help: Go to

    I'm very leery about responding to messages such as the above. Am I being silly or chicken hearted?
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Are you having any trouble signing in to your AppleID?
    THAT link that you got is for customers who are having those troubles, or have simply forgot their AppleID password.
    If you are not having any such problems, then it's possible that someone else is attempting to sign in to your AppleID, and has clicked a link for "I forgot my password". That link is then offered, which takes you to an AppleID support page, so you can use other methods to retrieve your password.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    Sounds like a SCAM phishing email to me.
    They are fishing for your login credentials.

    I would IGNORE this.

    If you are still concerned about it, CALL APPLE ON THE PHONE and ask if there are any problems with your account.
    My guess is that they'll respond, "no".
  4. MSastre macrumors 6502a


    Aug 18, 2014
    Agree .. it's most likely a scam. I get those every now and then.
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Hover your mouse above that spot in the email to see what the URL really is. I'd bet it is not an URL, but rather some phishing site trying to trick you and steal your information.

    If it is, forward it as an attachment to
  6. StarShot, Jul 18, 2019
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    StarShot thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2014
    I wasn't totally honest in my thread starter in that I DID do exactly what you said which I do in all cases of this type of email and I get a LOT of it. I realize that almost all this crap is phished, but I wasn't sure if the "evil doers" have the ability to phish an address like they can with a phone number.

    I got one this morning supposedly from AppleID that right clicking reviewed it to be from Quite a bit of this crap ends in ***.ru or some other location. This one claims I made a paymount of $34.99 and a link to "DISPUTE" the charge.

    I have to bite my tongue sometimes to keep from replying with something like,

    Excuse me, but you must have me confused with someone that's ****ing STUPID.

    And I just forwarded the message to

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