Scam or for real?

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  1. Nhwhazup macrumors 68000

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  2. eclipse01 macrumors 68020

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    scam/popup

    some facebook pages/ads I see are using this.
     
  3. wxman2003 Suspended

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    As long as people keep falling for this garbage, people will continue to get scammed. Why would anyone think this was real? Apple never would send this to you.
     
  4. cbreze macrumors 6502

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    This ^ exactly. Unfortunately people will fall for it.
     
  5. Nhwhazup thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks. I didn't fall for it and actually tend to be skeptical of absolutely everything. But I figured I'd share and hopefully it might help someone else.
     
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    If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck :D
     
  8. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    Fun 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.
     
  9. Jnesbitt82 macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  10. Relentless Power macrumors P6

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    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.
     
  11. LCPepper macrumors 6502

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    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):
     

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  12. Matthew.H macrumors 6502

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    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.

    To anybody wondering no I did not click on any of the links in the email.
     
  13. cynics macrumors G4

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    I wouldn't worry until Safari is 45.6% DAMAGED by BROWSER TROJAN VIRUSES.

    Easy way to find out if these are legitimate is to say them out loud. Lol.

    Every time I see one of these phishing scams I can't help but think of my mother or someone falling for them. She hasn't, but those are the type of people that are targeted with these.
     
  14. Stevessvt macrumors 6502

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    An app damaged by a virus? Really? Come on....
     
  15. borgsauce macrumors regular

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    Very interesting fact you mentioned here. I learned something new today. Thanks
     
  16. cbreze macrumors 6502

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    I get emails saying my bank account has been shut down due to a possible unauthorized access issue. Says I must log in immediately and correct it or it will be permanently closed. Log in link conveniently provided. Eh? Right!
    Interestingly enough tho it is sometimes a bank I don't even use or ever have. Scammers are low life scum but I'm also certain some unsuspecting folks fall for it.
     

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