View Full Version : Is this a subtler scam or is it genuine?

09-08-2015, 10:13 PM
We have all gotten used to deleting e-mails warning us about suspended Apple IDs but today I received one beginning

"Please Confirm Account information
Dear customer,
Due to recent updates we are asking many of our customers to confirm their information this is nothing to worry about. We are making sure we have the correct information on file and that you are the rightful account holder. Failure to comply with this may result in your account being suspended.

Once completed you may resume to use your account as normal and we would like to thank you for taking time out of your day to confirm your information.

Click here to update now........"

Given the lack of punctuation it looks like a scam and, in any case, I've had to use my Apple ID to activate iMessage on my iPad so can ignore it even if it is genuine but I'd like to warn unsuspecting friends.

09-08-2015, 10:16 PM
Check the senders email address. If it's not from Apple…it's bogus.

- Nick

09-08-2015, 10:19 PM
Ignore it, it's a phony message to try and get your personal info. Apple will never contact you that way. They will, however, send you an email message when your Apple ID has been used to make a purchase or you make changes to your personal information and account.

09-08-2015, 10:52 PM
I've been getting correspondence from Apple via e-mail for years. Some of it has been account related and some of it has been to let me know of certain changes that had taken place (new device activation, activation of FaceTime, etc). In all that time two things have been true:

1. Legitimate requests have always come to whatever account I had registered the device with /account associated with my Apple ID.
2. I don't recall any of the emails ever containing grammatical / spelling errors though I suppose anything is possible.

09-09-2015, 01:38 AM
As others have said, the email is a scam.

I often get around 1 - 5 similar emails a day, and they are all to accounts not associated with my Apple ID's. They seem to be on the increase, and most have awful grammar, punctuation and spelling. They are all deleted.

09-09-2015, 02:09 AM
And really not very subtle at all. The more urgent ones usually begin 'WARNING" You have a virus. Phone 661 etc.....

09-09-2015, 09:33 AM
I ignore any email that says, "click here." Even if it is an expected email. I go to the website where I know my account is held. That way, I'm in control of where I am, not the sender of some email scam.

09-09-2015, 12:55 PM
Due to recent updates we are asking many of our customers to confirm their information this is nothing to worry about.

I assume you did a copy and paste. Your first tip off that this is not legit is the run-on sentence. Although I suppose the sad state of proper grammar and spelling in the general population can find its way into "official" communications.