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Apple billing e-mail scam making the rounds

Posted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:27 pm
by bluesky
Apparently a number of Apple customers have found a new e-mail scam circulating that gives the appearance of being quite genuine. The e-mail appears well-formatted with proper grammar, and is styled with shading and official-looking links, addresses, and copyright marks. The message also claims to come from an official looking e-mail address "appleid@id.apple.com."

The fake Apple e-mail looks very official (click for larger view).
(Credit: Intego)
Beyond the e-mail looking authentic, the links provided in it are for a fake server that also appears to be authentic. If you click the Apple Store link, the server you go to will ask you for an Apple ID and password, and then display a page that requests you update your personal information including your credit card.


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