25. October 2018 06:37 by sircles
in Internet Security, SPAM
Apple Alert About Your Recent Order - Spam Warning!
Watch out for this email impersonating Apple Inc.
From: Apple Inc <email@example.com>
Sent: 24 October 2018 19:32
Subject: Apple Alert About Your Recent Order
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Your Apple ID was used to purchase from Apple Online store on a laptop or computer that had not previously been associated with that Apple ID. You may also be receiving this message if you reset your security password since your last order.
If you made this purchase, you can ignore this e-mail. It was only sent alert to you in case you didn't make the purchase yourself.
View Receipt Here
If you did not make this purchase, we suggest that you go to to modify your password, then see Apple ID: Security and your Apple ID for additional guidance
Copyright 2018 Apple Inc.,
All rights reserved
The actual link 'View receipt here' points to: http://bodybymessa.com?64I1e=QAUSY1CQ943fh9378hOBsGSJTHS which already appears to have been taken down by the owner or the server hosts.
No danger remaining here then but do be aware:
- Always check the from address to be sure that the originating email domain matches the claimed email identity - Apple emails must be from Apple.com etc.
- You will never be asked to download a Microsoft Word Doc or HTML attachment as a receipt - if a receipt is not simply an online page it will be a PDF without a link in it! so watch out for any attachments in emails unless they are from colleagues or friends and even then check the address
- Links on pages will show you where they go before you click - just hover the mouse arrow over them before you click and verify the path in advance of following anything you are not 100% sure about.
We have seen this same email with: http://tidewatertimberhomes.com?8u1ItK=QIUBNYQASHUBQYUDP as the link although this ia also deactivated.