Well folks, it appears My Apple ID is locked! I received an email from Apple that says they will lock my account if I don’t respond in 24 hours because of suspicious activity from Nigeria. The thing is, I received this email back on September 1st and so my account is definitely locked!
Wait a minute! If it’s locked, how come I was able to download Apple’s latest version of IOS on to my iPhone? Also, why was I able to purchase and download a song yesterday? It looks like this is a case of yet another Phishing Scam! Did I fall for it and click the link on the inside of the email? Are there red flags that give this email away as to being a phishing scam? I’ll take a look at that and more, below. You can also check out one of mymost recent articlesregarding an Amazon phishing email that I received a little while back.
Falling for the scams that circulate out on the internet is unfortunately an easy thing to do. So many people fall for them and end up losing money and even their identity which can take years to try and restore. There are certain things that you can do to help prevent you from becoming the next victim to scammers.
I’ve posted a lot of articles recently about a very common type of scam out there and it’s known as a phishing scam. They tend to come into your email inbox quite often and it is easy to fall for them because they tend to mimic a company that you actually have an account with, except it really isn’t them and they will try to get your valuable log in information so that they can do actual damage to the account you have with the actual company.
I’ve talked a lot about Phishing Scams especially ones I receive about PayPal. You’ve been shown what those kinds of emails look like and what you can do to avoid becoming a victim of them. You might be wondering if there is a way to simplify what to look for in an email phishing scam. This might bring up the question, what are two ways to protect yourself from phishing scams?
That’s a very good question and I will share what those two ways are as well as show you three email phishing scams I’ve recently received, all claiming that they are from PayPal. I’ve been receiving quite a few phishing scams in my email inbox lately with an overwhelming majority of them claiming to be from PayPal and not so much from Amazon, Netflix, or Apple. Let’s take a look now at the emails I’ve received as well as what those two ways of protecting yourself are so that you never become a victim.
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Welcome back and time to take another look at those pesky email scams I’ve been talking a lot about. Well folks, I have to ask the question, why is my PayPal account locked over and over?! I always get these emails saying there is suspicious activities and that it has either been locked or temporary limited.