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Phishing Warning Concerning Apple

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Many people will be buying iPhones and other Apple products at the start of the summer season. But you have to be aware of a couple of phishing scams that seem to be floating around the Internet trying to trick users into given there personal banking information away. For course its a scam. I thank The Apple Blog and Malware Blog for bringing this to my attention.

This scam comes in the form of an email (how many scams don’t) which asks for personal information such as the user’s credit card type, credit card number, expiration date, security code, billing address and social security number. So if you give this out you are pretty screwed. People outside America may be slightly better off since you don’t have a social security number. Still be careful and don’t answer it.

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As normal phishing advice goes, be wary of any emails that ask you to do something that involves money. If in doubt go to the site directly and investigate the problem yourself. Don’t click on links and be careful of anything you enter. As well as this all Apple pages contain a lock and use the https secure protocol.

Has anyone experienced any phising emails concerning Apple, please leave a comment. I haven’t received any of this type yet, and I don’t want to.


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4 Responses to “Phishing Warning Concerning Apple”

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    It’s spelt “phishing” by the way, pronounced like “fishing”. You’ve missed the “h” all through the post, although the headline is correct.

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    Comment By Ricky Buchanan on July 6th, at 9:05 am

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    Thanks for pointing that out. I’ve changed my post.

    Comment By admin on July 6th, at 9:55 am

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    Given the iPhone 3G is a world wide affair you can see why this is a major issue. It can be hard to spot at times. I always close the email and visit the website independently to check the claims of the email.

    Comment By David on July 6th, at 10:56 am

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    Oui, il faut faire attention. Et sourtout se tenir informer.
    Ne JAMAIS répondre à ce genre de message. Mais, il y a tellement de gens naifs. Félicitations. Michel Lavergne

    Comment By Michel on July 6th, at 2:07 pm