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 “email@example.com” (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.