Just got Your Apple ID password has expired (did I just get scammed?)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by patent10021, Jun 19, 2015.

  1. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    I had to re-enter a NEW password and then enter that new password on all devices and even online Apple sites including Apple Certification sites I was using.

    I've NEVER had this noticed before.

    Did I just get scammed?
  2. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    If Apple's sites accepted your password, you probably didn't get scammed. If you are still worried, change the password.
  3. patent10021 thread starter macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    Yeah it accepted the new password. But....this is the first time EVA! Why did this happen? Why moi?! I liked my password! It was a fine smorgasbord of letters, numbers, zany characters and everything!
  4. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
  5. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    How long have you had access to Apple certification sites?
    That authentication is a higher level, and requires changing password each 90 days.
    Get used to it - I have been changing password several times a year since sometime in 2009, IIRC.
    I think developer level AppleID is also changed each 90 days.

    I think you can avoid that trigger if you avoid signing in to developer or Apple cert sites. I sometimes don't sign in there for several months. No password expiration. If I need to sign in to Apple cert, for example, it will trigger an expired password notice immediately.
    I THINK that an expired Apple cert-level AppleID will still allow you to use AppleID for normal downloads, or access to iTunes store. You just won't be allowed access to the higher level sites until you redo your AppleID password.
    At least, that has been my experience. - - Simpler, I think, to just change the password when you get an "expired" notice, so you don't have to think about it later.
  6. JSB1540 macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2015
    There are some posts on Apple Support Community that mention this is a scam.
  7. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    If your AppleID covers access to GSX also, they changed that to require 2-factor authentication a few months ago and forced a password change at the same time. I don't recall that account forcing a password change at certain intervals though.
  8. AppleFan360 macrumors 68020

    Jan 26, 2008
    It's a scam! I just got that email. It's from service@lindone.com and it's not even addressed to my Apple ID email. Definitely a fishing scam.

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