Fishing email?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    I rec'd the attached email supposedly from apple asking to verify my social and credit card info (the link, VERIFY NOW, asks all this stuff). This is not for real, or is it?
     

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  2. macrumors G5

    Macman45

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    I think not....If in any doubt call Apple, but that looks like a phising mail to me.
     
  3. justperry, Mar 29, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2013

    macrumors 603

    justperry

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    There is no link in it so it seems legit, never click a link but go to the original site to do so.
    You can log into Apple and see what happens, but only do so directly.

    Edit: Sorry there is a link, don't click on it, apple never asks for this in an email.

    Hover the mouse above the link, what does it say?

    Edit again: FYI, it's phishing not Fishing.:p
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    j.gs/3671484/myappleidverifylocalangen

    My dumb. It obviously looks phony now. I thought I was pretty savvy about this stuff but I foolishly clicked on the link. There awaited the form asking me turn over my bank account and make someone rich -).
     
  5. macrumors 603

    justperry

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    I always hover above links so I can see what it is.
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    I would have thought that the bad grammar would have tipped you off immediately. There are several errors....

    Glad you clued in before it was too late.
     

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