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Kobel1up

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Got an email today from apple on my iCloud account. It said that I wasn't using my iTunes account and if I wanted to keep it I needed to click a link. Now I am real sure it is a bogus email because my iTunes account uses my gmail account. Also because I don't believe apple would send a link for me to click on. I think they would just tell me to log in.

Anyone else get this type of email?


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Rafagon

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Look at the sender's address carefully. If it's anything other than [something].apple.com, then it's definitely bogus. And even if it's from an apple.com sender and you still have a funny feeling about it, call their 800 number before you click on anything!
 
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Rafagon

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A screen shot of what I got.


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I would highly recommend reading this Apple support document: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204759

Do not send it to Tim Cook.

Here’s where it should be sent to (from the article at the above link):

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Additionally, you may want to report it to phishing-report@us-cert.gov. It is part of the Department of Homeland Security, so hopefully that’s a good thing(?). Here’s their website: https://www.us-cert.gov/report-phishing
 
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Rafagon

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#9
Someone just tried a phishing attack on me via text. Exactly how stupid do they think I am?

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I have never used BB&T Bank. Never even heard of it until now.
 

JDem

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#13
Ya don't need to read any articles or contact anyone. Bottom line is simply never click any link in any email asking/telling you to login to anything...Period. If there is a doubt in your mind that the email is legit, simply open a browser and go to the company website and login. If there is a matter that requires your attention, you'll find out right away.

The end!

Oh and Rafagon is on the money about reporting it to phishing-report@us-cert.gov.
 

47seijar

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#14
I've gotten a bunch of these. They're bogus - attempts to get your login credentials. NEVER click a link. Instead, if there is a question you can go to Apple's site manually and log in.
 

efuseakay

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"for the length of time"

"i cloud"...

I stopped wondering if it was a scam after that. It's pretty obvious. I'd report it.
 

Kobel1up

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#17
Thanks for the replies, sorry for being absent from the post for awhile. I reported it to apple, mostly I was wanting to see if others received emails similar to this. I did find it weird that my apple email account didn't flag it and send it to junk.


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Kobel1up

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#18
I've gotten a bunch of these. They're bogus - attempts to get your login credentials. NEVER click a link. Instead, if there is a question you can go to Apple's site manually and log in.
I got another email today. Well I replied to it with F*** you scammers. I felt better then I got another email. It had images to download. I deleted the email. So could they get any info off me just by me replying?


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