Apple Services Phishing Scam

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Anchovies2, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Anchovies2 macrumors newbie

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    Just got this allegedly from Apple Service. Don't click people.

    Alert APPLE of Policy Updates

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    Dear Customer,

    Due to recent updates we are asking many of our customers to confirm their information this is nothing to worry about. We are making sure we have the correct information on file and that you are the rightful account holder. Failure to comply with this may result in your account being suspended.Once completed you may resume to use your account as normal and we would like to thank you for taking time out of your day to confirm your information.

    Verify Now >

    Wondering why you got this email?
    This email was sent automatically during routine security checks. We are not completely satisfied with your account information and require you to update your account to continue using our services uninterrupted.

    For more information, see our frequently asked questions.

    Thanks,
    Apple Customer Support
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  2. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    If I think an email looks like a scam, I always check the sending address. Who was the sending address on this email? TBH, it looks like an official Apple email.
     
  3. Anchovies2 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apple Phishing Scam

    Sender: (copied and pasted)Apple service
    When that is clicked up pops: server@palmas.com

    Looks like a phish to me.
     
  4. Rigby macrumors 601

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    This is not reliable. The "from" addresses are super-easy to spoof. "Account verification" emails are almost always scams. Don't use links from emails your receive (anybody could have sent them). If in doubt, log in to appleid.apple.com (type it yourself). It will tell you if there is any need to "verify" your account.

    PS: The bad grammar is another hint. :p
     
  5. chabig macrumors 68040

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    Someday, the crooks will learn to speak and write properly. Then we're all in trouble. But for now, the poor grammar is laughable.
     
  6. iamMacPerson macrumors 68030

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    Most likely then.

    Honestly, I have yet to find an address that was a good spoof actually. My grandma got an email to her AOL account that she needed to verify payment info (she's never used them for any sort of billing) and when checking the address, it shows "AOL Support" but with a spam address (I.e. Leslie@blahblah.com).

    TBH, I didn't notice the grammar. With most people my mind just automatically corrects it. :)
     

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