Fake Apple Billing Information Emails Circulating


Scammers are now targeting Apple customers with a fake phishing email asking the user to update their account billing information. People who are fairly new to Apple are particularly the more vulnerable ones to be scammed.

According to The Mac Security Blog:

A vast phishing attack has broken out, beginning on or around Christmas day, with e-mails being sent with the subject “Apple update your Billing Information.” These well-crafted e-mails could fool many new Apple users, especially those who may have found an iPhone, iPod or iMac under their Christmas tree, and set up accounts with the iTunes Store or the Mac App Store for the first time. The messages claim to come from “appleid@id.apple.com.”

As you can see in the image above, when hovering over the link, it is clearly not a legit link from Apple. If you click on that link, it will take you to a third party website who will to steal your credit card information if you enter it.

The message originated from appleid@id.apple.com, so beware of that email address.

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