PHISHING NOTICE (Be on guard)

Discussion in 'iPad' started by digitalcuriosity, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. digitalcuriosity macrumors 6502

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    This is the phishing try at getting one to take the bate and follow the link and do as it instructs them to do to cancel the sales, if one falls for this scam they will get the info you provide like your apple ID and your credit card number.
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    alertz@mail.apple.com-security-notification-activity.aesasp.com <alertz@mail.apple.com-security-notification-activity.aesasp.com>
    To: My e-mail address removed.
    Dec 3 at 2:18 PM



    Dear Costumer, [​IMG]

    This is a notification that the credit card payment found on your Apple ID account that the team successfully received.

    Purchase Date December 03,2018
    Item Name Limbo By PlayDead
    Amount $9.99 USD
    Location Surabaya , East Java, Indonesia

    You now need to log in to your client area to pay or cancel invoices manually.
    If you really want to cancel the purchase please visit our secure link (https://apple.appleid.com/purchase_cancelation)


    Note: This email will serve as an official receipt for this payment.
    This e-mail may contain confidential and special material for the use of the only intended recipient (s). Every review, use, distribution or disclosure by others is strictly prohibited.
     
  2. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Why do every email like this always address as costumer and not customer?! Baffling!
     
  3. lclev macrumors regular

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    I have had several such emails. One came last week. Mine tend to have customer spelled correctly but the grammar is always suspect. I always wonder for all the "effort" why they can't get the spelling and grammar correct.

    The amounts always very from 1.99 to a couple hundred. I have logged into my apple account to check my orders and also checked my credit card to just make use. One thing I NEVER do is click on any link in the email. ;)

    Lisa
     
  4. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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  5. PanAm-L1011 macrumors 6502

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    No. These are not native English speakers. I love the misspellings and poor grammar - it gives it away.
     
  6. digitalcuriosity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah these people are not well trained in the use of English, but i am sure they do catch a few fish.
     
  7. darkarn macrumors 6502a

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    You might want to make the link unclickable and instead tell us what the link actually leads people to
     
  8. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    Costumer is a valid word so it'll pass spell check. Likely just not one that gets much use outside Hollywood or theatre. :D
     
  9. JBGoode macrumors 6502

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    I have probably received 10 or more variations of these since I activated my first iPhone last March. I knew immediately what it was and just delete them. I assumed that this was a pretty common occurrence and don't think much about it. Is it normal that I have received that many?
     
  10. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

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    Wait..Costumer is a valid word? .....interesting...
     
  11. digitalcuriosity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think i explained this in my post, i told everyone what following the link would do if they followed the instructions.
     
  12. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    I got this one a few days ago.

    Dear Customer,

    Thank you!
    Purchase Order: Music Album MarshMello
    Transaction Date: December 01, 2018

    Price: $ 40.6

    ACTION REQUIRED:
    1). Download and review the invoice that we attached (PDF)
    2). Open and read invoice.
    3). If it's not your order, follow the steps on the invoice.
    4). If you make this transaction, you can ignore this email, by processing your order within 1x24 hours.

    Thank you,
    iTunesMusicPay
     
  13. digitalcuriosity thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Same type of scam.
     
  14. LxHunter Suspended

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  15. rui no onna macrumors 604

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    [​IMG]
     
  16. darkarn macrumors 6502a

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    I get that but at least don't make the link clickable lest someone here accidentally press it out of sheer curiousity or something
     
  17. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    They definitely need grammarly.
     
  18. TheRealAlex macrumors 68000

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    I get these all the time
     
  19. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I get these every once in a while. Never follow any URL in a strange email.
     
  20. webbga macrumors member

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    I have been getting them thanking me for signing up for Spotify and directing me to a link to cancel if I do not want the subscription. I knew I had not signed for Spotify. Seems like a percentage of the world is working 24/7 to get your money.
     
  21. darkcompass macrumors member

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    It also makes it almost look human, these "mistakes" can also lower the spam level of these emails, letting them through.

    I had one the other day to say my apple account had been suspended, from apple@support.com (!) to an address thats not my appleid.

    check your email address against haveibeenpwned.
     
  22. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    These types of fishing attempts happen every day to Apple customers, obviously never respond to these emails and you should report them to Apple as well, because they do document them.
     
  23. darkarn, Dec 4, 2018
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2018

    darkarn macrumors 6502a

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    Well technically there is at least one worker doing so around the world.

    Just which ones are legit ones and which aren't ;)
     

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