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Post by Sue68 on Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:01 pm

've just had a txt from 44 7962 634589 Final notification
Your Apple ID is due to expipe today. Prevent this by confirming your Appple ID at http://verify-appleid.info Apple Inc.
When I typed this into my laptop it came up with a warning message and said it had been reported.

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Re: Apple warning

Post by dbroada on Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:06 pm

I don't have an apple ID but am surprised that they expire. It sounds to me like you have just avoided an identity theft (phishing) attempt.

Two clues for future reference,

MOST legit companies will address you by name, not some generic greeting

if you have to type in the address (in itself unlikely) it should be a secure link using beginning https:  - note the addition of an s after http

Neither of these are foolproof but can indicate dodgy activity. Just be careful and don't give anything away if you can't verify who sent the request.

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Re: Apple warning

Post by Heanorboy on Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:56 pm

I get often get a message said to be  from Apple (never had an account)Citibank, Barclays, Barclaycard Lloyds Paypal to name a few major companies All they want is info so delete it asap whatever you do DONOT open any link or attachments and if it has a link to some web page that is about as much proof that you can get it is yet another attempt at fraud
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Re: Apple warning

Post by Greyhound on Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:22 am

Phishing attempt as said above.

https://www.grahamcluley.com/apple-sms-phishing/

Never attempt to click on, or type in any link you are sent by text or email. Go to the main official site and ring their help desk etc if necessary. Most companies wont send links these days, especially asking for you to "confirm details" etc.
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Re: Apple warning

Post by dbroada on Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:58 am

Good find Noggin. It looks like the scammed have done a thorough job. Using your real name circumvents my first check! Now it's, if you are not addressed by name ignore it, if you are addressed by name be careful.

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