SPAM Nessage from Apple ID?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Dino F, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. Dino F macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    I just received an email from apple@acsaperu.org (is this even a genuine Apple email) asking me to verify my Apple ID? :eek:

    In the email, it also states that, If you didn’t make this change or if you believe an unauthorized person is attempting to access your account, you can reset your password by going to My Apple ID.

    Well, when I then click on the link (the words 'Apple ID are a link in the original email), it takes me to the Apple ID Sign In page, however, the web address in my Firefox browser bar shows as this:

    http://gotmulch.us/applestore1/itun...ebauth-6D7re734SDsu4He3Dy7Dn357f7D/signin.php

    Is this even genuine?!? :confused::confused:

    I have NOT recently changed me Apple ID (like the email suggests) so why am I getting this?

    When I follow a genuine link from Google (when searching for 'Apple ID'), after signing in, the genuine Apple site is aksing me to change my password - possibly because it is not secure enough. Perhaps this is the reason I received the above email?!

    :confused::confused:
     
  2. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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    No absolutely not legit. You should not have clicked that link.
     
  3. cairene2011 Guest

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    Don't enter anything on this website, sounds like phishing.

    Instead, go to the actual Apple ID page https://appleid.apple.com/, change your password there (and only there).
     
  4. Dino F thread starter macrumors 68020

    Dino F

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    I haven't entered any personal details on the link so don't worry.

    This is the full content of the email I received:

    Dear dxxxxxxxxxs@xxxxxx.com , (states my correct email address)
    You recently selected dxxxxxxxxxs@xxxxxx.com as your new Apple ID. To verify this email address belongs to you, click the link below and then sign in using your Apple ID and password.
    Verify now >
    Why you received this email.
    Apple requests verification whenever an email address is selected as an Apple ID. Your Apple ID cannot be used until you verify it.
    If you didn’t make this change or if you believe an unauthorized person is attempting to access your account, you can reset your password by going to My Apple ID.
    Apple Support
    My Apple ID | Support | Privacy Policy
    Copyright © 2015 Apple Inc. 1 Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014, United States‎ All Rights Reserved.
     
  5. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Yea it's spam. I get these kind of emails from "Google" too.
     
  6. dhlizard, Jan 28, 2015
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2015

    dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Wondering why you believed "acsaperu.org" domain could ever be associated with Apple ?
     
  7. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Not even close to being genuine. Delete asap.
     
  8. Tumbleweed666 macrumors 68000

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    Of course it isn't. At that point you should have deleted it.

    Even if it said somewhere@apple.com that's easy to spoof, any such email is by definition phishing / spam.

    You've made the mistake of assuming something you did on apple or elsewhere triggered this. Hundreds of millions of these emails are sent out to random addresses in the knowledge that some will land on genuine apple users who will make the sort of assumptions you nearly did. I get numerous "reset your bank xxxxx password" messages, sometimes xxxxx is my bank, most other times it's not. The fact it is doesn't mean its more likely it came from my bank.

    It's just a spam message, delete it and move on,
     

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