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I received this spam email over the past few days over and over again..... thought I would share it because it has a PDF folder attached that I did not open, but I also have not purchased anything, and my credit card is fine, but thought you may want to alert the Apple community that it is spam!

Re : Your receipt from Apple. - March 12, 2018


Dear CIient,
You are receiving this emaiI as you have made purchase Summoners War, Rune Summon Package from the App Store on a computer or device that had not previousIy been associated with your Apple ID on Monday, March 12, 2018.
The summary is attached in PDF format in this email.
Best Regards,
Apple Support


Apple ID | Support | Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2018Apple Distribution International, Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland.All Rights Reserved.

iPad Air Wi-Fi, iOS 11.2.6, Coming in as junk mail.

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Mar 12, 2018 3:26 PM in response to debcaw In response to debcaw

Identifying legitimate emails from the iTunes Store - http://support.apple.com/HT201679 - lacking in specifics, the next link is better:


Avoid phishing emails, fake 'virus' alerts, phony support calls, and other scams - https://support.apple.com/HT204759


Forward attempts as an attachment (in MacOS Mail use the paperclip icon) to: reportphishing@apple.com


- Apple e-mails address you by your real name, not something like "Dear Customer" , "Dear Client" or an e-mail address.

- Apple e-mails originate from @apple.com or @itunes.com but I think it is possible to spoof a sender address

- Mouse over links to see if they direct to real Apple web sites. Do not click on them as this just tells the spammer they have a working e-mail address in their database.

- Phishing emails may include account suspension or similar threats in order to panic you into clicking on a link without thinking. They may report a fake purchase in order to infuriate you into rashly clicking on a false link to report a problem. Mar 2018 post by Niel https://discussions.apple.com/message/33129140#message33129140 - "Emails saying that your Apple ID has been locked or disabled are always phishing. If one actually gets disabled, its owner will be told when they try logging into it instead of through email."

- Apple will not ask for personal information in an e-mail and never for your social security number anywhere.


https://blog.malwarebytes.com/cybercrime/2018/02/panic-attack-apple-scams-apply- pressure/

Mar 12, 2018 3:26 PM

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