Scam Alert: Your Apple ID has been Disabled for Security Reasons

It has come to our attention that, yet another, scam has been spreading around the world wide web.

This time, the scam is targeting Apple Members, sending you an email saying that your Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons.

This may seem like a legit e-mail, but you have to be very careful on reading where the email is coming from. In this case, the email is coming from an "This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." email account, which is a spammer account.

Another reasoning is that Apple is not going to request personal account information from you. Your Apple ID can indeed get disabled, but anything that has to do with your Apple account and accounts in general, you would need to contact support and make changes from your account online. Apple does not send emails requesting account information from you. When your account is locked out, you will be notified in-store (such as the Apple Store).

  • You can contact Apple here: http://www.apple.com/support/appleid/contact/
  • You can report Apple spam emails to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Additional tips on how to identify fraudulent "phishing" emails: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4933
  • Identifying legitimate emails from the iTunes Store: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2075
  • Apple ID: 'This Apple ID has been disabled for security reasons' alert appears: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2446