I received the exact same email this morning with a different dollar amount. The site did re-direct to a Microsoft website as well.
I contacted Apple and they did not seem overly concerned and basically said what varjak paw said. They also indicated they had received alot of calls regarding this issue today. I do have a pending charge in my account for $1.06 so I will watch that to see if anything changes. The Apple support guy said good thing it was only $1.06 and not the $3000.00 something that was in my email. I thought that was alittle flippant, but never the less, just keep an eye on your account.
I also received this email:
I clicked on CLICK HERE on my iPhone and it took me to MicroSoft.com
but if you hover over the link it shows: www.postlightdrinks.com/PUoWye7f/index.html
Here is info on that website: and looks like they have been Prohibited already.
Domain Name: POSTLIGHTDRINKS.COM
Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC
Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com
Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com
Name Server: NS41.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Name Server: NS42.DOMAINCONTROL.COM
Updated Date: 25-nov-2011
Creation Date: 17-nov-2008
Expiration Date: 17-nov-2016
Thank you for shopping at Apple Store.
Here is a notice that your Order Number: W268905423 has been successfully charged to your credit card for 4,545.54 USD.
Please CLICK HERE to see your ORDER.
Your Apple Store Customer Service Team
I have opened the link
Be cautious of links in the email
One common phishing technique is to include links in an email that look like they go to a legitimate website. Upon closer inspection, the link may actually take you to a website that has nothing to do with the company the email is pretending to be from, even though the resulting website may be designed to look exactly the same.
From here > Identifying fraudulent "phishing" email
I spoke to Apple Support again, and they suggested forwarding all these emails to : firstname.lastname@example.org.
I sent the ones I received and did get a response back from Apple :
"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.
Fraud Prevention Team
Generic response, however I felt better about dumping it to them. The agent also said there is no need to change email address's.