Apple Phishing ?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by TayHarley, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. TayHarley macrumors member


    Mar 14, 2008

    Has anyone else received an email from Apple Customer Service <> stating that their Apple ID account has been suspended and asking for you to login ?

    Just got it - not sure if it is kosher or not :eek:

    Appl ID seems to be ok !

    Thx .... Stu
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    Don't click on any links in the email and just go directly to the Apple website to check your account.
  3. dan1eln1el5en macrumors 6502


    Jan 3, 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    This is NOT domain (at all) it's at
    domains are defined as the server name just left of the region-indentifier (.com,, .org, .net, etc.)

    So someone bought "ssl" as a company in UK, giving them
    Then they made a sub-domain named "apple" (usually a folder which would result in so it appears as ""

    there you mifght find a copy of Apple's "iForgot" website...

    These kinds of mails are very common these days.

    It's basically, as mentioned a copy, so checking where other links (e.g. home-button or store button) will take you to correct domain, but just the form will remain on the "creepy" domain, and it usually just fires a javascript without a link (status reporting: void(0);)
    So keep an eye at the real domain name and stay safe out there :) (and apple, paypal, ebay etc. will never "forget" your details asking you to click a link and then types the missing details. They will probably write "Login as you usually would do..." rather than a link, in case they would one day forget your credit card number)

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