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Question: Phony Apple Order Email.

I received an email yesterday regarding an ICloud order I supposedly placed. Since I didn't recall such an order I attempted to access it via the order number referenced in the email. When I did so I was directed to a website that appeared to be the Apple home page but was then told my account was locked due to misuse and there was a link to click to unlock the account. That link accessed a page requesting all my information (name, address, phone, Apple ID and credit card information). I had thought this to be a scam email to start with and was certain after this so I went to the official Apple page via my browser and successfully logged into my account with no problem. I then attempted to access the order number referenced in the email and found it to not be a real Apple order number.

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App Store Re : [Receipt Payment] іСlοud 2ΤΒ Ѕtοrаgе Ρlаn οгdег #ML6LBGD5GQ Ρlеаѕе Сhесκ Υοur Оrdеr. Sun 6:48 PM 180 KB

This is a copy of the email, I couldn't get any better version to attach here for whatever reason so used this one. If I hadn't payed careful attention to the way this link acted I could have been scammed and had my information compromised. Please check carefully any emails appearing to be from Apple, or other such site, before responding to them.

null-OTHER, Windows 10, Fake Apple Emails.

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May 28, 2018 1:06 PM in response to cmickler In response to cmickler

You should forward that email to reportphishing@apple.com

In a message Apple will always address you by your real name, never by your email address or Dear Customer. Also the sent-from address should be @apple.com or @itunes.com Additionally Apple does not send attachments.

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204759

May 28, 2018 1:06 PM

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Question: Phony Apple Order Email.