spam messages by apple

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Almut, Oct 3, 2013.

  1. Almut macrumors newbie

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    have received two messages from Apple claiming the following which I think is a spam, any of you had this message as well?

    from apple: Dear customer,

    Your account has been blocked because of many failed login attempts.

    Please read this e-mail and access to our website by clicking on the link provided in this e-mail and restore access to the account.

    Please do not use the link in this email to reset another account than yours, because the connection is uniquely generated and is only compatible with your account.

    Restore access >

    Attempts to access: 12
    IP Address: 86.42.205.105 (IE-Ireland)
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What shows as the source in the email header? It sounds like it may not have come from Apple at all. It sounds like a phishing scam. I certainly wouldn't click any of the links.
     
  3. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    never ever click on links in e-mail regarding your password or anything like that. It is almost a guarantee it is phishing attempts.

    50 to 1 that it is not from Apple. Look at the real heading on the e-mail.
     
  4. flowrider macrumors 601

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    I can guarantee you 100% that the eMail is NOT from Apple. Please be aware and avoid any thing that looks weird. Their's so many bad folks out there trying to get hold of your machine, learn your identity and try to take your money. Be Careful Out There!

    Lou
     
  5. Almut thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks all for your comments! Will ignore it!
     
  6. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Plus the language of the purported Apple e-mail is not in very good English. Apple would never write such a poorly written e-mail.
     
  7. Weaselboy Moderator

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    If you got the message in your iCloud email account and you still have it, you should forward it as an attachment to spam@icloud.com so Apple can use it to update spam filters.
     

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