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That is why I don't click on any links in emails. If they can't say all the information in the email then I think it's suspicious.
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Sorry but... just looking at the email I can tell it's not real from the grammar:
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Thank you for shopping at Apple Store.
Not even Apple in Russia would produce that drivel!

Sometimes people make scamming too easy for these jerks.

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Sorry but... just looking at the email I can tell it's not real from the grammar: Not even Apple in Russia would produce that drivel!

Sometimes people make scamming too easy for these jerks.

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I was going to write that earlier! Someone forgot the all important definite article "the."

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I was going to write that earlier! Someone forgot the all important definite article "the."
And what's funny is that "they" do this every. single. time! All one has to do is look for the tell-tale signs! lol

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That's actually the best part of spam.

I always find myself asking "why don't they hire someone who can speak the language to write the messages?" I don't want to call them smart but you think they could figure that one out.

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That's the part I need. We only need the first one however (bottom one).

This looks legit - it does appear to be coming from an Apple domain. It would appear therefore that something weird is going on at Apple.
These can be faked, rather easily, as anyone playing World of Warcraft (or any game with large amounts of subscribers) can tell you. Usually would say that your account has been compromised and to click on the link in the email to reactivate.

And they look legit too, the only way to not get caught is knowing company policies.

These are indeed designed to gather information, in this case credit card info
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Absolutely they can. I was just interested to see if it was spoofed or not. Maybe they weren't all that smart.

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Just got the same one.... like this...


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Dear Customer,

Thank you for shopping at Apple Store.

Please be informed that your Order Number: W296821645 has been successfully charged to your credit card for 4,545.54 USD.

Please CLICK HERE to see your ORDER.

Your Apple Store Customer Service Team

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And this spam email was sent to a total 14 recipients including me.
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Thank you for the heads up. I will be sure to spread this around for a heads up.

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I have not received that. I will tell everyone that i know about it. Its really easy to tell if it is a scam or not just by looking at it.
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I understand this has nothing to do with Apple but I just got a similar spam email from PayPal. It uses PayPal logo, seems 'legit' transaction number. It reads $700 some dollars (can't remember the exact figure) were transferred from my account to XXX (made up someone's name). Of course I had no such transaction pending or made so I called PayPal cust. service and brought up this issue. Instead of using my name, it starts Dear Valued Customer....

I've noticed there are some spam emails recently, using well known company names as such as Apple, Fedex, USPS, PayPal...
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Thanks for letting everyone know. I had a UPS email a bit like this that I came very close to falling for.
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