5 Replies Latest reply: May 12, 2012 8:56 AM by Chris CA
blackandblue223 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I got an email that says I received an itunes gift card for $50. It seems pretty fishy to me, and takes me to this link http://webs-stor.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/

It was sent from the email address appleid@id.apple.com.

I just wanted to confirm that this is a scam, and warn anybody else who may receive an email like this.

Macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,005 points)
    Yes it is a scam.
    They simply want to get your AppleID and password.
  • Adz Rox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I went onto it and put in a random email address (that probably doesn't exist) and a random password, then it took me to a new page that asks for billing information and credit card details.

    So, this has to be a scam for several reasons:

    1. If I had entered a false Apple ID it would have not taken me to a second page.
    2. Assuming I had entered a correct Apple ID, it would not ask me for my billing and credit card information, since it should have already been entered. It would instead ask me to review my information.
    3. It thinks I was purchasing a product, but you claimed that the email said you were *receiving a product*. It would not have needed my credit card information.

    I could go on about how fake this sounds, but it's weird that the email was sent to you from appleid@id.apple.com. That means either Apple sent it to you, or someone's hacked into the address.

    My advice: stay away from it!
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,805 points)
    I could go on about how fake this sounds, but it's weird that the email was sent to you from appleid@id.apple.com. That means either Apple sent it to you, or someone's hacked into the address

    It's very easy to fake the purported sender's address. There is no need for anyone to hack an email account.

    This is most definitely a scam. That's plainly evident for the non-Apple domain in the URL:

    "http://webs-stor.com"

    Regards.
  • Deliciakuang Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes i had the same email!

    also the filling security questions are out of no where while i was downloading the app named 'path'.

     

    I haven't give my apple id and password to that link yet. did you find out is it really from apple or a scam?

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (78,005 points)

    Note this post is 16 months old.

     

    Deliciakuang wrote:

     

    Yes i had the same email!

    also the filling security questions are out of no where while i was downloading the app named 'path'.

    The security question are new to iTunes.

    You were downloading an app from the iTunes store.

    The original poster received an email.