You apple account is now locked text message

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  1. border terrier macrumors regular

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    just received a text message from +44 7966 490633 to say "your Apple account (my mobile number) is now locked. Complete the form below to restore access". There is then a tap to preview attachment.

    I didn't tap it and my account seems not to be locked. Do I need to worry and should I do anything?
     
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  4. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Probably?

    Just who else would send a text message like that?
     
  5. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    I'm so sorry that the use of the word "probably" has caused you such distress. Shall I edit my message so that it is more concise for you? :rolleyes:

    Seriously, you need to move on.
     
  6. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Sorry if it embarrassed you. Not changing my reply, no distress here.:rolleyes:
     
  7. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't embarrass me one bit. You were the one that got all melodramatic about it. Did you see me change my post? Nope...
     
  8. Newtons Apple Suspended

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    Changing it would be even more embarrassing.:p

    Just relax, it is just a forum
     
  9. daflake, Jan 4, 2017
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    LOL, again, what makes you think that I am upset? I just found it amusing that you got all up in arms over my post, so yeah, just relax, it is just a forum.

    Haha, I just saw your arguments in the unlimited data thread. You just like to argue for the heck of it and always like to be right. Now I get it! ;)
     
  10. IowaLynn macrumors 65816

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    Adware type malware scams have been around at least 4+ years. Also the old FBI Scam.

    Phishing is I thought email that will steal, install various malware, steal your contacts list and sent you to site that will use drive by download, no user action req'd to compromise system. Also might try to change DNS and sent you fake ads or send you to wrong addresses.
    https://www.pcrisk.com/removal-guides/10071-your-computer-has-been-blocked-scam

    Malwarebytes picked up Adware Medic forcMac and is good. Thomas Reed I think ran or runs site on Safe Mac
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I got a similar messages last year that directed me to a website that looked like Apple's and wanted me to enter my apple ID, password, my credit card info etc...
    Good thing you caught it and didn't fall victim for it. There's tons of similar fishing scams going around.
    Keep an eye on similar random emails that may come in also.
     
  12. SSAJ macrumors 6502

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    If you haven't done anything wrong with your Apple ID why you are worrying about it
     
  13. border terrier thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not worried, I just asked "do I need to be".
     
  14. tl01 macrumors 68000

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    I got the same message but after I did the software update for the phone. I couldn't continue to set up up my phone until I unlocked my ID from another device. I don't think it was phishing as I wasn't even at the home screen yet. But who knows...it was very odd!
     
  15. SSAJ macrumors 6502

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    No,as long as you haven't done anything thing wrong with it
     
  16. ericwn macrumors 68000

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    And even then Apple doesn't send text messages to customers except order status updates from the Apple Store. Regardless of content, it is not a genuine message from Apple in the first place.
     
  17. SSAJ macrumors 6502

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    Yeah don't you will be fine just delete that message
     
  18. burgman macrumors 68000

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    Worry only if you filled out the form :)
     
  19. SSAJ macrumors 6502

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    Haha...that would have caused him some real trouble
     
  20. ericwn macrumors 68000

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    Punctuation is an add-on providing too much sense. Seriously Sir, this is a puzzle! ;)
     
  21. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    And don't use the word password as your password:)
     
  22. SSAJ macrumors 6502

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    What?
     
  23. daflake macrumors 6502a

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    Crap, now I have to change my password. :p
     
  24. cbreze macrumors 6502a

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    I would have just ignored it and signed into my account (not from any provided link) to verify all is ok. I get these from time to time including my google account and paypal account as well as others. Just scum bags trying to steal your info and then your money.
     

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