Other Email scam re: Apple Account

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  1. Nhwhazup macrumors 68020

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    438C18BC-99FC-4FDF-9806-31F4E4BE3E2F.png See the attached scam above. If you get this don’t respond.
     
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  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    You are lucky you were smart enough to not fall for it. It is sad, many do.

    It it good to remind everyone!
     
  4. Justanotherfanboy macrumors 6502

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    Also, guys...
    Just a heads up- if you get one from a Nigerian prince PLEASE take extra care to look at the return address! If it’s one of those legit Nigerian prince emails it will always come from an address ending in: @nigeria.gov.ng. If it comes from a different address, you may be looking at a scam email situation.
    Stay informed, keep fighting the good fight! =)
     
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  6. Nhwhazup thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I always report to Apple when I get anything suspicious. I’ve even called them. However, I also never hear back from them so I wonder if they do anything with it.
     
  7. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    Yeah but it’s good to have a warning to members here, too. Not everyone who lurks on this forum is tech savvy. Everyone runs across this site sooner or later if they have questions about Apple products.
     
  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Does that mean that I am not a multimillionaire? I sent them the $100 to clear the package but I have still not seen any money. :confused:
     
  9. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God

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    That's true. I get lots of these fake emails, you can tell they are scams for their poor english :D
     
  10. KrisLord macrumors 65832

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    People in my local Facebook group have started posting these “warnings” and others always say it’s relevant because someone local could get the email too.....


    If with a macrumors account gets an Apple scam email and falls for it then more fool them.

    If we all posted about the scam emails we get this forum would be flooded with useless posts.
     
  11. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    How common are phishing emails purported to be from Apple, though? I think I’ve only gotten one in eight years.
     
  12. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

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    I think most celebrity sextape scandals in the recent past have come from social engineering/Apple ID fake emails/other stuff like that.
     
  13. bruinsrme macrumors 603

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    Love those emails.
    My favorite ones are from Amex.
    This is your final notice to update your account.

    I have tried to update my account that I don’t have time after time.
     
  14. AppleHaterLover macrumors 68000

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    I HATE HATE HATE these emails because older people fall for that. And it's heartbreaking, I've seen it happen in my extended family.
     
  15. serkan macrumors 6502

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    Can I apply the same rule fir IRS calls too ?

    It seems like I owe momey and they are coming to take me in to the custody.

    I wish it was informing like Apple’s mail
     
  16. Justanotherfanboy macrumors 6502

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    I dunno...
    The fake email address of:
    haazwktkbwki@infos-access.cf seems VERY legit! So legit in fact, the OP even referred to it saying “here is the Apple email address it came from”; this doesn’t seem like a mere one of literally millions of Apple related email scams that definitely should NOT be posted here, because if everyone did- there’d literally be zero room to post actual legitimate stories, comments, and questions.
    This one CLEARLY stands out as some next level insidious brand new tactic, bearing obscene amounts of attention.
    A forum post on one corner of the internet is a much more reasonable venue than the so-called “official” Apple one you posted.
     
  17. bruinsrme, Sep 30, 2018
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    With lol my compassion I do agree with you.

    I was in an apple store yesterday and a lady told the specialist about the apple email.
    He pulled her aside and had her call her CC company and set up a genius appointment to have her computer looked at. Not sure what the Genius Bar can do but nice to see the level of service.
     
  18. Nhwhazup thread starter macrumors 68020

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    So sorry I got you guys riled up.
     
  19. Macalway, Sep 30, 2018
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    Nice typo :)
     
  20. Justanotherfanboy macrumors 6502

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    Lol, it’s ok!
    All in good fun. =)

    Just reminded me of my 70 year old mother calling to ask me if she should “confirm” her social security number via email to “the PayPal people” w/ the return address of scammy.mcscammerson@wearescammingyou.com, lol.
     
  21. Ebok Suspended

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    unless you're old, no sympathy from me. and it's crazy how this information doesn't spread like wildfire to everyone around the world.

    you had bendgate in 2014 that everyone and their dogs knew about (literally), but when ppl are getting scammed out of thousands/hundreds and thousands then only a fraction of ppl are aware.

    boggles my mind.
     
  22. Justanotherfanboy macrumors 6502

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    Economic Darwinism!! ;0)
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    Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very common...
    Congrats on dodging them for the most part- though I’d assume that’s more of a high quality spam filter (like Gmail’s) catching them, rather than you not getting any sent to you.
     
  23. GrumpyMom macrumors 604

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    Yeah probably good spam filters. The phishing email from Apple came through a Yahoo account. Yahoo...:rolleyes:
     
  24. Erasmus macrumors 68030

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    They sometimes do a really good job, but then can't help themselves but get carried away with unnecessary punctuation.

    Seriously, as if Apple would EVER use an exclamation point in an official correspondence.
     

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