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Beware: Canadians Getting Fake Apple Phishing Emails Lately

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Recently, many of you have let us know fake Apple emails have landed in your inboxes, so this is a PSA to beware of phishing attempts seeking to compromise your Apple ID.

These emails may appear legitimate if you’re skimming and not reading your emails carefully, but they are not from Apple.

They claim your Apple ID has been locked or temporarily suspended due to suspicious activity. How to unlock your account? Click here and login of course! This is when your credentials will be compromised at a fake Apple website.

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These emails are signed off as “Thank you, Apple TEAM” or “Thank you, Apple”, which are totally #fakenews:

Apple phishing email

These emails are written poorly and fonts don’t even match. Apple says you can report phishing emails by forwarding them to reportphishing@apple.com or abuse@icloud.com, or iMessage spam to imessage.spam@apple.com.

Best practices to secure your Apple ID? Enable two-factor authentication for your Apple ID. Here’s Apple’s tutorial on how to set it up (do it right now and stop procrastinating).

Thanks AJ, Anthony

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  • Ha ha. “Look that someone is trying to use your account…” and the crazy run-on sentence in the second one. I wonder how much more effective these would be if they had someone proficient in English writing them? I know these still might work on people who are just skimming stuff, but if it’s an email about your account being compromised, would you really remain in skimming mode, then click a link and type in your password?

  • Dario Sycco

    Wow! Who would fall for that? That’s not even written in English.

  • Mamba

    This reminds me of the text messages I’ve been receiving from time to time from BMO, RBC, and Scotia, telling me my online access has been suspended due to invalid login attempts. That’s a HUGE problem, because I don’t have accounts with any of them….

  • Think about those who aren’t tech or internet savvy. Same way how people get conned by bank scams, phishing, etc.

  • Ha…yeah…can’t take your money if you don’t have accounts with random banks!

  • Yeah, I get that there are people still clicking on this, but I would think the poor English would be a dead giveaway to quite a few people that this is a scam. My point is, if they’re already getting passwords with something so obviously scammy, I wonder how many more people would fall for it if they spend just a bit of extra time to polish the language?

  • swotam

    You’d be amazed what seemingly intelligent people will fall for. I’m the email admin for one of the big hospitals in Toronto, and we’re constantly having issues with users who are providing their corporate credentials as a result of receiving an email that looks like it was written by a dyslexic 5 year old ESL student telling them that their mailbox is full, and that they have to “click here” to fix it.

    I still can’t comprehend how they fall for it, but they do…

  • Mozbius

    Trump voters! (that means millions! ) LLLLLLLOOOOOOLLLLLLLL

  • #fakenews

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