mail from Apple

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by headviking, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. headviking macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2008
    Ny son received an email from "".
    Here it is

    Dear name, Thank you for your participation in the CA - Back to School 2009 promotion which began on 27-May-2009, and ended on 08-Sep-2009. Our records indicate that a rebate was issued to you for this promotion and has not been redeemed. Please reply to this email with confirmation of your mailing address. We will cancel the previous payment and reissue a new cheque. Please confirm in your reply if the below address is correct or provide an updated address: email address Thank you, Apple Rebate Centre

    They have the name and full mailing address correct.
    My son did purchase an Imac the summer as a student. He is not sure if he received a rebate cheque or not.

    Is this for real?

    I mean look at the date "2009".

    Anyone ever hear of this before?
  2. headviking thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2008
    I was thinking the same. But looking over the source code of the email. It all points to the apple address.
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza

    Check your online orders status, any information they might need will be noted for you there. Also, call Apple directly. Don't do stuff via internet if you not sure.
  4. malman89 macrumors 68000

    May 29, 2011
    If the source info looks fine, it might be all right. Especially if they only want your name and address - which they already have and that anyone can spam you with stuff anyway - so there's no risk until they start asking for more personal information.
  5. dbit macrumors regular

    May 2, 2006
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3


    Aug 19, 2008
    The Anthropocene
    This right here! Call Apple; that should answer your questions.
  7. headviking thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2008
    All good advice. I think I'll call them first.

  8. sbayonad macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2012
    Once you initially process the rebate after the purchase of the Apple product, they send you a confirming email, there you can find the claim number, this should match with the email you recently receive.

    I received the same mail 4 days ago, and was lucky to find in my mail the old confirmation email, they do not match, this could be a way to get personal information from you.

    This is another way to confirm is authenticity.
  9. artgalgenius macrumors member

    Mar 28, 2012
    Call Apple to confirm if this came from them. In California if a check is not cashed by a certain period of time, the money gets forwarded to the Secretary of State. So this might just be Apple notifying you of an uncashed rebate check before they have to forward it to the state.
  10. headviking thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 2, 2008
    Well, I replied with a simple yes to the info they had. Checked the rebate reference number on there site and the check has been delivered. My son got the cheque two days ago, for $259.00.

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