Did I Just Get Scammed?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by ghsNick, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2010
    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.
    Screen Shot 2012-11-27 at 12.57.51 AM.png
    2) It takes me to this link...I circled it in red...notice the "Lock" in the address bar for security.
    Screen Shot 2012-11-27 at 12.58.06 AM.png
    3) After I type my info in this "Error" page comes up (I fear that I just gave all my Apple login/info away)
    Screen Shot 2012-11-27 at 12.58.29 AM.png
    4) But when I go to log back in the same weird address comes up...
    Screen Shot 2012-11-27 at 12.58.41 AM.png

    Is IDMSA.apple.com real?
  2. macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    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.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Jul 19, 2011
    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.
  4. SirithX, Nov 28, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2012

    macrumors 6502


    Feb 21, 2007
    San Francisco
    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".
  5. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    Whakatane, New Zealand
    Yes. Both whois and the EV SSL confirm that it's owned by Apple.
  6. macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2012
  7. macrumors 68020

    Feb 28, 2011
    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 :)
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2012
    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 :rolleyes:
  9. macrumors 6502

    Jan 5, 2011
    I think I did see apple advertising for cleaners a while a go. Congrats on the maintenance job!!

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