Apple SCAM e-mails - post here

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  1. Italianblend macrumors 68000

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    I just got a fake e-mail about my "order," which I didn't place. Please post the scam messages here so people can rest assured....

    Subject: Thank you for your order

    Dear Customer,

    Thank you for shopping at Apple Store.

    We would like to notify you that your Order Number : XXXXXXXXXXXX has been successfully charged to your credit card for $X,XXX USD.

    Please click here to see your invoice.

    Your Apple Store Customer Service Team
     
  2. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    Was it actually XXXXXX or are you omitting the number, because I got this email when I nought my iPad.


    EDIT: Nothing about clicking to see the invoice. I guess that that is where the scam lies.
     
  3. JTSmeed macrumors member

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    I run an IT department for a small business and had a few of the employees forward me these exact emails this morning. Where it says Click Here links to a radiogalati . ro . I did not click it to find out the nature of the scam though.

     
  4. tekchic macrumors 65816

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    Sounds to me like it's phishing attempt to get your Apple ID and password so they can go crazy on the AppStore. I haven't received any of these (yet), only the original official Apple one last Wednesday.
     
  5. htg macrumors regular

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    Whenever an email from a big company starts Dear Customer, it's a scam. They always address you by your name.
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Look at the full header for the e-mail and you can see it didn't come from Apple. If the link goes anywhere but apple..a scam.
     
  7. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    it's from "order_acknowledgment@orders.apple.com"
     
  8. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    And what are the full headers?
     
  9. Italianblend thread starter macrumors 68000

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    There are no headers, and Dear Customer is in large font. No graphics whatsoever.
     
  10. stonefeet macrumors regular

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    we had a bunch here at work today too, one for 4200, i told the lady unless she ordered 100 ipads it's fake.

    coming from alshamil.net.ae address.
     
  11. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    The e-mail doesn't usually show the full headers. I do it in Yahoo mail and it will show that a scam e-mail did not come from apple cause it will show the IP address as not belonging to Apple.
     
  12. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    Well I just got an email from Apple that does say:

    So what does that say about your hypothesis?
     
  13. appleguy123 macrumors 603

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    There aren't any graphics in the real Apple email like this either.

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    The real one says "Dear Apple Customer" no name is said until it gets to my billing details.
     
  14. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    Don't trust where the email is from. It's very easy to spoof an email source.
     
  15. JohnDoe98 macrumors 68020

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    so how do you check where it is really from? I have no doubt it is from Apple, but I'm curious to know.
     
  16. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    U really can't just by looking at it. Just gotta not give info when a company requests it in an email, unless u initiated the service/request etc.
     
  17. skorpien macrumors 68020

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    When in doubt, always, always go to the Apple site yourself and sign into your account from there to check your account activity. Never follow a link from an email.
     
  18. JazzyFizzle macrumors member

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    Then it is from Apple no? if it ends in apple.com then it must be.
     
  19. PhoenixMac macrumors 65816

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    I have some land on the moon to sell you! Great price I promise.
     
  20. astral125 macrumors 6502

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    If it is a fake message, then why are you censoring the "order" details?
     
  21. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    This reminds me of how I educated someone years ago about "to" and "From" in e-mail. I got on a *NIX terminal and sent a disbelieving co-worker an e-mail that said "From:God@Heaven.org" and it showed up in her e-mail and she was shocked.

    The "From" is soooo easy to spoof. You have to look at the full headers of e-mail in order to get a better idea of whether the e-mail is really from who the "from" says it is.
     
  22. mac jones macrumors 68040

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    So what's the verdict?

    Is it fake or not, and if it's fake prove it.

    enquiring minds want to know :D
     
  23. JazzyFizzle macrumors member

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    My email client tells me exactly where the email has come from. I just assumed everyone else did the same.
     
  24. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    I would be very, very careful here. I've received dozens of emails from Apple and they have NEVER been addressed generically.

    They have ALWAYS been personally addressed.
     
  25. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Did you check the full headers to see if the ip address really belongs to Apple? and that it originated at an Apple server? If you don't look at the full header you can't be sure.
     

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