Phishing links in registration thank you?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ert3, Mar 25, 2008.

  1. ert3 macrumors 6502a

    ert3

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    I just purhcased a Mac Book Pro and I went through the whole setup from migration assistant forward and did not skip anything including the part where you enter your personal info.

    Long story short i check my .mac today and it looks like i have an email from apple.

    The email address given is News@InsideApple.Apple.com

    And (with some other links for apple products (3 others)) they had a link for 6 free months of Mac World (https://w1.buysub.com/ (shortened because its only the top level domain that scares me)).

    Is this just a well timed phishing attempt?
     
  2. nhcowboy1 macrumors 6502

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    Well, if it is, it's a pretty lame one. If you follow the link, you'll find they're giving you the six-month subscription without asking for any credit card info. (And I received the same offer last week when I registered my son's new laptop.)
     

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