Apple SCAM e-mails - post here

Italianblend

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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
 

appleguy123

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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.
 

JTSmeed

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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.

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
 

tekchic

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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.
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.
 

htg

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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.
 

stonefeet

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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.
 

JohnDoe98

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

do_not_reply_con_en@apple.com said:
Dear Apple Customer,
Thank you for your recent online order at the Apple Store. We appreciate your business.
We want to confirm that your original delivery date of March 16th, 2012 is correct.
Tracking information for this order will be available starting March 15th. On or after this date, you can click the Track Shipment button on your original Shipment Notification email, or you can check the delivery status of your order by visiting the Apple Store and clicking Account.
Thanks for your time and for shopping with Apple.
Sincerely,
The Apple Online Store
So what does that say about your hypothesis?
 

appleguy123

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There are no headers, and Dear Customer is in large font. No graphics whatsoever.
There aren't any graphics in the real Apple email like this either.

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

wesk702

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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.
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.
 

skorpien

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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.
 

old-wiz

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Don't trust where the email is from. It's very easy to spoof an email source.
Then it is from Apple no? if it ends in apple.com then it must be.
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.
 

mac jones

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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
 

JazzyFizzle

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

thewitt

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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.
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.