Weird email

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 3bs, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. 3bs macrumors 603

    3bs

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    I wasn't sure where to post this. I got 2 emails from store@itunes.com to my college email which I don't have associated with my Apple ID so I'm not sure why I got them on that email. Is store@itunes.com even a legit Apple email?

    I got 2 emails with the same content but different order number. What is this? I never purchased anything worth $699. I see one of the links is a download link for something.

    "________________________________________
    From: iTunes [store@itunes.com]
    Sent: 26 February 2012 14:23
    To: my name
    Subject: Your receipt #1620148288048

    [http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/email/images_shared/header_invoicereceipt_l.gif] [http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/email/images_shared/header_receipt_r.gif]



    Billed To:
    myemail






    Order Number: M1V2075411
    Receipt Date: 02/24/12
    Order Total: $699.99
    Billed To: Credit card




    Item Number Description Unit Price


    1 Post card (View\Download<http://omnioneworld.com/download.jpg.exe> )
    Not your order?<http://noble-creek.com/check.php> Report a Problem<http://noble-creek.com/check.php> $699.99



    Subtotal: $699.99
    Tax: $0.00


    Order Total: $699.99




    Please retain for your records.
    Please See Below For Terms And Conditions Pertaining To This Order.

    Apple Inc.
    You can find the iTunes Store Terms of Sale and Sales Policies by launching your iTunes application and clicking on Terms of Sale or Sales Policies<http://noble-creek.com/check.php>

    FBI ANTI-PIRACY WARNING
    UNAUTHORIZED COPYING IS PUNISHABLE UNDER FEDERAL LAW.

    Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the iTunes Store can be found at http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/store/





    Apple ID Summary<http://noble-creek.com/check.php> • Detailed receipt<http://omnioneworld.com/history.pdf.exe>
    Apple respects your privacy.


    Copyright © 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved<http://www.apple.com/legal/>"
     
  2. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    Looks like a phishing scam. Look at some of the links to omnioneworld.com and noble-creek.com these do not look like Apple links.

    FWIW did you really intend to post your email and name this way?

    B
     
  3. 3bs thread starter macrumors 603

    3bs

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    Yeah and are they saying a post card is worth $699? I'm not really sure what the email is saying.

    What do you mean? I don't understand. I removed my email and name. Is that what you meant?
     
  4. balamw Moderator

    balamw

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    They are trying to get you to click the links to the non-Apple sites. They may be Spam, Phishing or Malware loaded.

    Check your account within iTunes, and check your bank. If you see no activity that you don't recognize, safely ignore these messages as spam.

    You edited your message to remove the name and e-mail that were there when I first responded. Good.

    B
     
  5. 3bs thread starter macrumors 603

    3bs

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    Oh ok. Yes I will monitor my credit card statements and Apple ID. I talked to another student and she received the same email so it's safe to say that my Apple ID wasn't hacked and this is just a scam.
     
  6. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    I've gotten legitimate email from Apple with all of these addresses as the FROM address:
    discover@new.itunes.com
    discover@newmusic.itunes.com
    do_not_reply@itunes.com
    do_not_reply@newmusic.itunes.com
    itunes@new.itunes.com
    itunes@new-music.itunes.com
    iTunesStoreSupport@apple.com​
    I've also gotten fake email with forged data in the FROM field to make it look like the email is from Apple. The fake ones almost always contain additional links, to non-Apple sites, and that's one way to tell them apart.
     
  7. saberahul macrumors 68040

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    On a serious note: anything ending with a .exe is never apple associated.
    On a not so serious note: anything ending with a .exe is never a good thing.
     
  8. stickybuns macrumors 6502

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    Phishers will often disguise malware within an extra long file name so that when you look at it in your file manager you will only see up to the .jpg and not the .exe

    Also, spammers, scammers,and phishers are known to spoof email addresses. Recognizing the sender isn't always enough to protect you.

    Forward the email to reportphishing@apple.com
     

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