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PSA: Those with an Apple ID need to watch out for this email

0. phoneArena 11 Apr 2014, 10:41 posted on

The art of phishing has become so refined that these days, it is extremely hard to tell a legitimate request for information from an attempt to steal your personal data. The latest phishing scheme to become a widespread nuisance threat to those with an email account (which is really everybody, these days) involves a letter that is aimed at those with an Apple ID...

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posted on 11 Apr 2014, 10:45 7

1. aayupanday (Posts: 516; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Thanks a ton for Notifying!

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:04 6

2. PBXtech (Posts: 976; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Received one of these this morning, and I don't even have an Apple ID.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 11:33 2

3. lllIIIlllIIl (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


I receive emails like this all the time in regards to any popular service.

"Y0ur Call of Dewty acownt haz been compromized. Enter soshul security number here"

"Ur WoW akownt was banned. Entur password to unbann urself"

All from silly sender names that make no sense what-so-ever.

Do people check these things or do they get so scared they fall for this joke of thievery lol?

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 12:23 2

4. Jommick (Posts: 198; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Some get legitimately scared because they're new to the internet or they haven't been educated as to what phishing is.
Not everyone is as advanced as the vocal reader base of this website.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 12:27

5. lllIIIlllIIl (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


Yes agreed; like my father lol. The way he uses his smartphone and computer is funny. So tech-illiterate.

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 13:38

6. Ashoaib (Posts: 1952; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


there are still many scientist in this world, infact full of it... few days back my colleague was telling that he won a million pound lottery, he received an email... I replied WTH and in my heart I said fu** you, take your dumb hole out of here... still there are people who believe this sh*t

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 13:41

7. lllIIIlllIIl (banned) (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Apr 2014)


…What…?

posted on 11 Apr 2014, 14:19 1

8. jroc74 (Posts: 4723; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


In all fairness....there are no real tell tell signs in that screen shot. Usually its spelling... on desktop PC's you can hover the mouse over links to see where its really going to.

Over the years I've learned if I get an email that ....might...be a scam of a real site I just open a new tab or window and go to the real site myself.

Is that one of Apple's real email addresses? If not...thats usually the first give away.

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