Apple email to me - bogus or real?

Posted by: KateSorensen

Apple email to me - bogus or real? - 03/17/13 07:44 PM

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It looks kind of real. I haven't visited the link [verify now] to do as it instructs. What thinkest thou? I Googled the address Apple© <appleinc@email.apple.com> and it brings up what looks like a lot of valid Apple addies.

At the bottom of the page it says: Message sent using Telaen Webmail 1.2.0. That is for sending out big lists, etc. or so Telaen website says.

I recently had problems with my email and removed an address. It happens to be one of the cloud or dotmac addresses. Could have triggered this email and request.



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Posted by: Jim_

Re: Apple email to me - bogus or real? - 03/17/13 08:03 PM

Bogus. They're trying to harvest Apple IDs. They put the email. before apple.com, not a real Apple site.

Forward the email to reportphishing@apple.com and ignore it.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Apple email to me - bogus or real? - 03/17/13 08:06 PM

The wording sounds bogus as well. "Your account has been detected." What the heck does that mean??
Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Apple email to me - bogus or real? - 03/17/13 08:37 PM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
The wording sounds bogus as well. "Your account has been detected." What the heck does that mean??


Hey! You're the college prof with the PhD!!!!

You tell me wink

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Posted by: KateSorensen

Re: Apple email to me - bogus or real? - 03/17/13 08:41 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Bogus. They're trying to harvest Apple IDs. They put the email. before apple.com, not a real Apple site.

Forward the email to reportphishing@apple.com and ignore it.


Why those Dirty Birdies!

I forwarded to report fishing apples . . . and thank you very much:)


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Posted by: Leslie

Re: Apple email to me - bogus or real? - 03/17/13 09:00 PM

We sure need each other.
It's nice.
Posted by: steveg

Re: Apple email to me - bogus or real? - 03/18/13 04:24 AM

Kate, clue #1 is "Dear Apple Customer".

Any email sent by a legitimate list holder will refer to you by name. For instance, a common HTML code phrase would be something like *|FNAME|*. You wouldn't see that, but you would see "Dear Kate", because it automatically retrieves the recipient's first name from the email list and inserts in the greeting — and without the actual list (which the phisher wouldn't have) it can't be done.

Capice? smile
Posted by: MrB

Re: Apple email to me - bogus or real? - 03/18/13 05:06 AM

Originally Posted By: yoyo52
The wording sounds bogus as well. "Your account has been detected." What the heck does that mean??


Just what do you think a "Security Detection Unit" would do?

They Dectect. crazy

Dave
Posted by: steveg

Re: Apple email to me - bogus or real? - 03/18/13 06:35 AM

Well, no. They don't detect an account. They would detect a security problem of some kind with the account. Even the department descriptor is bogus. It would be a Fraud Detection Unit. Or a Fraud Protection Unit. Or a Security Unit, period.
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Apple email to me - bogus or real? - 03/18/13 07:36 AM

At least it wasnt that nasty FBI/money pack hostage email that was going around a few months ago
Posted by: carp

Re: Apple email to me - bogus or real? - 03/18/13 05:16 PM

I got one too, I just deleted it because for one thing I changed nothing.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Apple email to me - bogus or real? - 03/18/13 06:17 PM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
At least it wasnt that nasty FBI/money pack hostage email that was going around a few months ago
That's why I love my Mac, that only hit Windows. grin

I made some money off it anyway.

Removing it BTW. smirk