Excellent point. Anytime I come across something like this in my email or what have you, that's the first thing I do is clear my cache, history and cookies.Just be sure to clear your browser history and cookie cache just in case it left an unwanted identifier in there for later spamming of this message.
I got one of those itunes scam emails. It said I'd purchased about £30 worth of candy crush saga addons. The funny part is that I have no interest in those type of games and have never downloaded any of the candy crush titles.This is definitely a scam; I also seem to have recently got a lot more fishing emails pretending to be relating to my iCloud account and iTunes purchases.
Some of them look very very authentic- I am very savvy and techy, and I almost fell for one of them. Thank the lord for two-step and a quick password change (and of course, different and complex passwords for each site).
It wasn't until I clicked and realised the error of judgement on my part when in safari, and then I went to check the actual email (I removed my email from the screenshot obvs):
Very interesting fact you mentioned here. I learned something new today. ThanksFun fact: Many scams (like Nigerian prince emails) are intentionally trying to make it seem fake in order to weed out the false positives (skeptics). i.e. if you believe it you must be pretty dumb and therefore will almost definitely follow through with the rest of the scam. But if you later you realize it's a scam and back out, now the scammer has wasted time trying to get money out of you.
I don't think that necessarily applies to this because it wouldn't require human intervention from the scammer, but would apply when people want to get your PayPal information on Craigslist, for example.