Apple phishing email
Various phishing schemes are being run by scammers posing as Apple, in an attempt to fraudulently acquire your personal information such as your account password or credit card information. The latest scam shown below is an iTunes purchase invoice:
This link for ‘Report a Problem’ leads to the following page that requests your Apple ID information:
Even more deviously, the links at the top – ‘Store, Mac, iPhone, Watch, iPad, iPod, iTunes, Support’ – have been linked to the official Apple website, to give you a false sense of trust:
Unfortunately, these scammers are getting better and better at producing material that looks legitimate.
As a general rule, never send credit card information, account passwords, or extensive personal information in an email unless you can verify that the recipient is who they claim to be. In the case of Apple, we highly recommend you avoid using any links you receive in emails, and instead go directly to the official Apple site from your web browser and log in from there.
However, if you think the URL is legitimate and you click on the link, you can still check that it’s a trusted website and business. Modern browsers such as Safari 5, Firefox 7, Google Chrome, and Internet Explorer 10 display the company name in green if the site has been issued an Extended Validation (EV) Certificate and is a legitimate website/business.
The iCloud service uses EV Certificates. Just look at the address bar in your web browser when you log in to iCloud.com. You will see “Apple, Inc.” displayed in green, so you know that the site is legitimately Apple:
If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to get in touch, we are always more than happy to help: firstname.lastname@example.org