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Topic # 225967 13-Dec-2017 12:41
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I just received an interesting scam mail that is not directly relevant here but might still have cautionary value. I still maintain my Dutch email account and I received a mail in Dutch from “helpdesk.support@apple.nl” (the actual Dutch Apple site is apple.com/nl). Translated, the email says:

 

“suspicious login-in attempt

 

Your Apple has been temporarily disabled from 8 December due to a purchase/download from another IP address.
To restore your Apple ID we ask that you check your account information. Click on the ‘Restore your ID’ button below to proceed with the verification procedure.”

 


I should point out that I use popmail and I have my client set to plain text. Needless to say, I did not click on the offered link or view the mail in HTML. The Dutch was grammatically correct and well-written, not like some of those Nigerian English texts.

 

Apart from that, I possess no Apple device, and never have. I am posting this because this scam will probably turn up here and elsewhere, and it might be useful to remind yet again never to click on anything in an unsolicited email.

 

 





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  Reply # 1919000 13-Dec-2017 12:44
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Common as mud. Not just overseas. Surprised you haven't seen more.




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  Reply # 1919002 13-Dec-2017 12:45
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It's just plain old vanilla phishing spam, thanks for posting.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1919014 13-Dec-2017 12:52
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I have had a few of the Nigerian ones about someone leaving a million dollars to me but not this one before. I am generally pretty careful about my email address and don't get a lot of this kind of thing.

 

 





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  Reply # 1919026 13-Dec-2017 13:11
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Get them every week, or at least something very similar every day... "click here because your service is on hold" etc....  amusing ones are the "You're over your email allowance" - I run my own email server.

 

 





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Send it off to me@rescam.org

 

 





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  Reply # 1919030 13-Dec-2017 13:16
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I get these regularly too. I got one a few weeks ago that looked like a legitimate App Store receipt for a $30 purchase. It was a reasonably well done spoof of the normal receipt template and a lot of people would think "I didn't buy this" and have a panic reaction.


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  Reply # 1919031 13-Dec-2017 13:16
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I'm normally wary of these sort of things but nearly fell for one the other day.

 

It purported to have come from an online travel shop that I had recently purchased airline tickets from. So I figured it was related to that and was about to click the link before I woke up and checked the actual source address which was of course not who it purported to be.

 

Every now and then you sea a reasonably clever attempt but most of them are ridiculous with broken English and all!

 

 


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  Reply # 1919367 14-Dec-2017 07:28
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Two recent NZ bank phishing ones came from USA .edu accounts that belonged to actual educational institutions. Wonder how they feel about that.


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