Is this phishing?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by lewis82, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. lewis82 macrumors 68000

    lewis82

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    I received a few days ago an email which looks suspicious. Have a look at it.

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    Translation:

    The bottom talks about TVA registration numbers, which is weird since TVA is a French tax. I live in Canada.

    I received an invoice for a recent purchase on iTunes with this address so I definitely don't need to activate it. And moreover, I've been using this address on my iTunes account since at least 15 months.

    I'm not clicking, but is this legitimate?

    EDIT: the link points to https://id.apple.com/(stuff).
     
  2. (marc) macrumors 6502a

    (marc)

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    There have been some sort of similar phishing attempts recently.

    If the URL really points to id.apple.com, the email is probably legit.
     
  3. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I wouldn't trust it. I wouldn't use the link in that to verify your email. I would open iTunes, click Store, click View my account and verify your email that way.
     
  4. chown33 macrumors 604

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    Obvious question: Did you add or change a contact email address for an Apple ID account?

    If not, then you should follow ucfgrad93's advice and log into your account the normal way and check your info there.
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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    This. Anytime I get an e-mail like that I delete the e-mail and go to the site. My bank does that and regardless of my theory that it is legit, I just type in the website myself. Takes 2 seconds longer.
     
  6. lewis82 thread starter macrumors 68000

    lewis82

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    I did change it, but more than a year ago. I have made several purchases since then, and I have received all invoices correctly.
     
  7. Peace macrumors Core

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