"Mandatory action required", is this real?

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sb_stefan

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This popped up on my iPhone while browsing the web. Is it real or a scam?

 


eyoungren

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How do you know? Not that I don't trust you, I'm just curios.
Look at the message.

Apple is known for it's high quality.

Do you see spelling mistakes? Grammar? Tone?

Not to mention the hyperbole.

IPhone instead of iPhone, Apple admitting that a virus would be able to destroy your iCloud. Virus? iPhone? Destroying iCloud?

Even if true, that's not how Apple would word it.

This is written by someone who only has a grasp of basic English and no real idea how words connect.

Fake.
 

Givmeabrek

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Apr 20, 2009
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Clearly written by a non-English speaking person. Obviously fake and Apple should be notified as these creeps are trying to sell a product in the app store. Apple will shut them down....
 

chrfr

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Jul 11, 2009
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How do you know? Not that I don't trust you, I'm just curios.
Notice at the top of the window where you see the text "ujd1ml7035.pw". That's the URL that's sending you the message. If something like this were legitimate, it would be from apple.com. Note, however, that Apple would never send this sort of message, and especially not this way.
 

011

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All above :) and one more thing :D

Apple would never, ever, send you such notification/alert in web browser, even if it is Safari and would never point you to buy any app from the App Store that would "increase the security level" of iOS/macOS ;)

Just copy the address and report it to the Apple and "Clear History and Website Data" in Settings/Safari :)



First and most important rule is: "Do not randomly click on the links on websites or emails."
 

adrianlondon

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I know that to most of us it's very obviously a scam, but well done to the OP for at least posting here before clicking on stuff.

You knew enough to get it checked out, and now you've learnt something useful. Don't feel bad about posting in future if you get other messages/popups that you're not sure of.
 

UL2RA

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I know that to most of us it's very obviously a scam, but well done to the OP for at least posting here before clicking on stuff.

You knew enough to get it checked out, and now you've learnt something useful. Don't feel bad about posting in future if you get other messages/popups that you're not sure of.
Yes, it's always best to double check with others first. Most of my friends just blindly click crap and it's why their PCs have the computer equivalent of the Black Plague.
 
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