5 Replies Latest reply: Oct 27, 2013 5:58 AM by cserrudo
Tracy150 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I received this email this morning.  I believe it to be a scam. But how is it sent from an apple.com email address?

 


From: apple <no-reply@apple.com>
Date: 28 August, 2013 11:21:11 AM EDT
To:my email address .com
Subject: Warning! your apple ID has been frozen temporarily


Hello,
We have noticed that you tried to login to your account from a restricted country Thats why our security system froze your account, we apologize for any inconvenience but you have to verify your identity by updating your information,
Please click on the following link to update your information: update Now >.
This is an automated message. Please do not reply to this email. If you need additional help, visit Apple Support.
Thanks,
Apple Customer Support

 

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  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (110,900 points)

    It may look like it came from apple.com, but that doesn't mean that it did so (it just makes it look more genuine) - the 'update now' link would probably have taken you taken to a non-Apple site for you to type in your id and password.

     

    You could forward the email to Apple : reportphishing@apple.com

  • tutoguerrero Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I received it too. The Update Now Link takes you to http://bestguidesonyoga.com/404.html then it goes to apple's change password site. I wouldn't trust it.

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (169,810 points)

    It is completely a scam. They're trying to get you to give them your Apple ID and password. Apple does not freeze accounts, and emails from them will use much better grammar and punctuation.

     

    Do not respond to the message; forward it to Apple's phishing address as the Penguin advised.

     

    Regards.

  • BarbOB54 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I rec'd it too.  I sent it to Apple Support to report the phishing. 

  • cserrudo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I HAve got the same

     

     

    From:Supporte@apple.com Your junk email filter is set to exclusive.
    Sent:27 October 2013 05:48:22
    To:
    Character set:
    This message is here because your junk email filter is set to exclusive.

     

    Dear customerWe inform you that your account is about to expire in less than 48
    hours, it is imperative to conduct an audit of your information to
    now, using your itunes id.
    Why this email has been sent to you ?
    The sending of this email applies when the expiration date of your
    account expires,

     

    For more information, check section issue & reply .

     

     

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