Is this real or scam?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by spesifikbrush, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. spesifikbrush macrumors regular

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    My mom got this mail yesterday, thinking that I did it. I instantly recognized that the mail uses an old layout. My mom didn't have an Apple device for 4 years, and didn't enter her credit card before too. The sender name looks weird: Itunes r. Is this real? Or scam? I wanted to make sure.

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  2. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

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  3. mic j macrumors 68030

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  4. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    Within 2 seconds of that, I knew it's fake. The email title "Itunes (R)" is a dead giveaway. It's iTunes, not Itunes.
     
  5. mic j macrumors 68030

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    There are a lot of different versions of this scam. I have to say, I did not notice anything on mine that would give it away, and I looked pretty close, but I could have missed some small detail I suppose. But even if it's not exact, there are going to be a lot of people click on the link because they didn't catch some spelling nuance. The thing that triggered my checking it out was that I already have Netflix and have never seen a charge for $39. Since I didn't remember doing anything with Netflix in a long time, that made me suspicious.

    As these things go, I would consider this one of the more dangerous phishing emails.
     

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