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Tuesday, 6 December 2016

SMS phish: "Your AppIe ID is due to expire today." / appieid-support.com

This SMS spam is actually a phishing message:


Final Notification

Your AppIe ID is due to expire today. Prevent this by confirming your AppIe ID at http://appIeid-support.com

AppIe Inc
Note that the "l" in all the mentions of "Apple" has been substituted with an uppercase "I" which is quite hard to tell.

This is one of those odd SMSes that doesn't seem to come from an actual number. If you follow through the link you end up on a straightforward Apple phishing page..

The website appieid-support.com is hosted on which is a customer of WebsiteWelcome. The no-doubt-fake WHOIS details for the domain are:

Registrant Name: Arron Main
Registrant Organization: None
Registrant Street: 8 lukesland avenue  
Registrant City: stoke
Registrant State/Province: Staffordshire
Registrant Postal Code: St4 5jn
Registrant Country: GB
Registrant Phone: +44.7546764564
Registrant Phone Ext:
Registrant Fax:
Registrant Fax Ext:
Registrant Email: alanb922@aol.com

The domain was created just today. Avoid.

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