Still receiving these 'how to reset' emails - been going on for months. Then today received an email saying that my account has been used for a download from the United States (I live in UK) on a device previously not associated with my account. So, apple is effectively admitting that my account has been hacked.
I am not a developer and in fact I do not use use my account any more as I had so many problems with apple (account continually being blocked among many other problems) that I sold all my apple devices except my iPod Classic, which I now manage with a 3rd party application, having removed iTunes and all other apple software from my PC.
I have removed payment information from my apple id and they will never see another penny from me as long as I live.
I got one of these yesterday. It was clearly a fake - they even spelled the header Appel-Store. Duh.
I live here in France. The message was in French and it was gramatticaly correct but when I moused over the link to see where it would have taken me, irt was clearly not a cool url at all.
The question is where are these folks getting the Apple ID`s from - or are they simply running a sophisticated random generator ? I suppose they could mine these forums :-).
The first lesson is as it always has been: never but NEVER, NEVER click on ANY link in an unsollicted inbound email. Respecting that will get you 95% of the way there. That and stong passwords.
Yep. Me too. Something's going on. Multiple attempts to access my Apple ID which is not the same name I use here. account currently locked because they failed too many security questons.
What do I do? Try to change the pasword (on a whole slew of Apple devices)? Or leav ethe (perfectly good) password I have in place and let the criminals keep trying to break that one?