Other Email scam re: Apple Account

Justanotherfanboy

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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! =)
 

Newtons Apple

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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! =)
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:
 

1050792

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

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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.
 
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GrumpyMom

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

AppleHaterLover

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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.
 

bruinsrme

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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.
 

AppleHaterLover

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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.
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.
 
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serkan

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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! =)
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
 

Justanotherfanboy

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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.
 

bruinsrme

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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.
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.
 
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Nhwhazup

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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.
So sorry I got you guys riled up.
 
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Macalway

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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 puked 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.
Nice typo :)
 
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Ebok

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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.
 

Justanotherfanboy

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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.
Economic Darwinism!! ;0)
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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.
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.
 

GrumpyMom

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

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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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