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New phishing scam targets Apple users - WHNT News 19

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Telephone companies are having a difficult time differentiating real from fake…

A new email phishing scam is making the rounds and targeting Apple users with iTunes accounts. If you’ve received an email from Apple recently notifying you of a recent “purchase” associated with your Apple ID, you may have been the target of this latest scam.

Scammers are sending fake emails impersonating Apple Support and attaching a document to the email asking consumers to cancel a purchase. They ask for sensitive information and credit card information in the email in the hopes of stealing money from unsuspecting victims.

Phishing scams look like legitimate emails, and they’re getting more sophisticated every day. However, this “Apple” email has several markings of a scam and contains the typical red flags:

It’s sent with a fake Apple email addressIt’s generic in nature and doesn’t include your nameThere are grammatical and spelling errorsThe email encourages you to open an attachment

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