4 Replies Latest reply: Nov 28, 2011 8:59 PM by Warren Beasley
mylanfromreno Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I received the following email today from the following email address

APPLE <appleid@id.apple.com> but suspect this is a fraulant email sent to capture ones identy etc.

But can find no way on the Apple site where such supecious actions can be reported or confirmed as actually being sent from Apple.

Any suggestions.

 



Dear Customer,

It has come to our attention that your account Billing Information records are out of date. That requires you to update your Billing Information. Failure to update your records will result in account termination.

Click on the reference link below and enter your login information on the following page to confirm your Billing Information records...

Click on http://store.apple.com to confirm your Billing Information records.

Thanks,
Apple Customer Support


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  • 2. Re: How do you contact Apple to tell them you suspect a fraud
    mylanfromreno Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you.  Very much appreciated.

  • 3. Re: How do you contact Apple to tell them you suspect a fraud
    Warren Beasley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the info. I just woke up from a nap and discovered that I had received the very same email. Whoever this wannabe scammer is, he must be very young and stupid, because if you hover over the link in Apple Mail, it clearly says "http://kingofcostumes/apple/apple.htm". Being as it is so evidently a ruse, only very novice users are going to fall for this, at least I hope so.

     

    I did a WHOIS on the domain, and here is what the Terminal spits back for the guy:

     

     

       Domain Name: KINGOFCOSTUMES.COM

       Registrar: GODADDY.COM, INC.

       Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com

       Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com

       Name Server: CP3.SIMPLEHELIX.COM

       Name Server: CP4.SIMPLEHELIX.COM

       Name Server: CP5.SIMPLEHELIX.COM

       Status: clientDeleteProhibited

       Status: clientRenewProhibited

       Status: clientTransferProhibited

       Status: clientUpdateProhibited

       Updated Date: 18-jun-2011

       Creation Date: 26-mar-2009

       Expiration Date: 26-mar-2012

     

    Registrant:

       Crazy Visionz

       265 52nd Street

       Bronx, New York 10469

       United States

     

       Registered through: GoDaddy.com, Inc. (http://www.godaddy.com)

       Domain Name: KINGOFCOSTUMES.COM

          Created on: 26-Mar-09

          Expires on: 26-Mar-12

          Last Updated on: 18-Jun-11

     

       Administrative Contact:

          Julio, Aguilar  skatefury2@hotmail.com

          Crazy Visionz

          265 52nd Street

          Bronx, New York 10469

          United States

          (646) 300-2612      Fax --

     

       Technical Contact:

          Julio, Aguilar  skatefury2@hotmail.com

          Crazy Visionz

          265 52nd Street

          Bronx, New York 10469

          United States

          (646) 300-2612      Fax --

     

       Domain servers in listed order:

          CP3.SIMPLEHELIX.COM

          CP4.SIMPLEHELIX.COM

          CP5.SIMPLEHELIX.COM

     

    The guy isn't even smart enough to cover his tracks. Tsk, tsk!

  • 4. Re: How do you contact Apple to tell them you suspect a fraud
    Warren Beasley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just forwarded the original scam message to reportphishing@apple.com. Here is the automated email that I got back from them:

     

    Thank you for contacting Apple to report a “phishing” e-mail or suspicious website.

     

    Please note that, unless we need additional information, you may not receive an update from us.  However, please be assured that Apple takes its customers’ security very seriously.  We review and investigate each report of phishing or online abuse and will take immediate action to stop any fraudulent activity.

     

    Thank you for helping Apple to identify and stop phishing and fraud.

     

    Best regards,

     

    Apple Inc.

    Fraud Prevention Team