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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:09 AM   #1
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Did I Just Get Scammed?

I'm posting the four pictures in order...I applied for a job with Apple a while ago and they recently contacted me again about working there.

1) I get this email...I thought the email address looked weird.
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2) It takes me to this link...I circled it in red...notice the "Lock" in the address bar for security.
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3) After I type my info in this "Error" page comes up (I fear that I just gave all my Apple login/info away)
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4) But when I go to log back in the same weird address comes up...
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Is IDMSA.apple.com real?
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:21 AM   #2
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It's a job application site for Apple. I think you're fine man. You seem a little jumpy to be trying to apply to work for a computer company.
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 01:42 AM   #3
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That "lock" on the address bar shows that the connection is encrypted. You need to click on it to see who the certificate is issued by. If its from "verisign" or "Apple Inc." it checks out good and its a legit site.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 06:56 PM   #4
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Definitely fishy... in the first pic the Apple logo is squished and they misspelled "our" to "out." It's very possible they send you to their lookalike phishing page where you enter your info, and then when you press enter it redirects you to Apple's actual "unable to log in" page. But they would also have to have a spoofed certificate as well, either that or there's a security hole in your safari where they can spoof security codes as well. I don't mean to be a fear monger, but particularly that first screen and the fact that your info didn't go through are clear signs of a phishing scam.

EDIT: The idmsa.apple.com site is real, links directly from Apple's site here: http://www.apple.com/jobs/ so if that's the site that the original email directed you to, then perhaps we're jumping the gun a little bit. But make sure there's no extra addresses in the domain, it shouldn't have anything before the "https://idmsa.apple.com".
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 07:00 PM   #5
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Is IDMSA.apple.com real?
Yes. Both whois and the EV SSL confirm that it's owned by Apple.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 07:03 PM   #6
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I will hire you for sure.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 07:35 PM   #7
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Quick guys, let's charge all our stuff to his account when he's not looking!

Sure hope if he gets the job it includes training
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 01:40 AM   #8
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I get this email...I thought the email address looked weird.
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4) But when I go to log back in the same weird address comes up...
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Is IDMSA.apple.com real?
OMG.. Long URL.. They are out to get me! Someone who doesn't understand the basics of web browsers and site certificates. I think applying for Best Buy geek squad job might be more up your alley
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 02:14 AM   #9
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I think I did see apple advertising for cleaners a while a go. Congrats on the maintenance job!!
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