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.
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.