So I got the following email which states that my Apple ID has been locked for "security reasons". I've gotten sketchy emails before claiming to be from Apple and was told here just to delete and ignore them. Has anyone else gotten emails like this?
Almost every day. The way I confirm they're sketchy is first they don't address you by name, and two if you push and hold the "Validate" link the web address has nothing to do with Apple.
Just ignore and delete.
I admit they do look less and less fake than they used to.
If you are questioning the validity of that particular email, try to access your icloud account normally. Not locked, then send that email to apple so they can act appropriately.
Not true since the image loading would tell the sender that the recipient opened the email. You should NEVER open SPAM emails that contain images. His/her email address will now likely be sold as an active email account to other spammers. So opening one SPAM email probably means you will get a couple of dozen more.Lets not get carried away here. Unless the spammers have hacked his server, they'll have no clue that the email is actively being used.
I have since deleted the email. But if the email appears to be from say Apple how would I know it's fake unless I open it? If it goes to the Junk folder then the text is beige in the email list. But if it goes to my inbox then the text is black like normal.