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Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: richorlin
Date: August 08, 2018 03:27PM
I got this email today:

WTF? I don't remember subscribing to Pandora. Maybe I did, it was a year ago. Well, I don't want, not for $100, so I click on the "unsubscribe link, log into my iCloud account and get an "Apple" form asking for my name address and among other things, my Soc Sec number. THAT'S when the alarm bell sounded.
I checked the sender's email address and it was an edu addee, so I immediately closed the window, changed my iCloud password and figured that's that. I logged back into iCloud & iTunes and checked but there were no subscriptions charged to me.

This can show how compalcent we can get. I shgould have checked my iTumnes/iCloud account first. But, you got to admit that it does look very realisitic and I'l bet a lot of people fall for it. The Soc Sec number request is what rang my alarm bell, but all lot of people would have gone ahead and entered their's.

Just be careful out there.



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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 08, 2018 03:36PM
Thanks for sharing. Did you FWD to Apple too? [support.apple.com]
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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: jdc
Date: August 08, 2018 03:41PM
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richorlin
I checked the sender's email address...

Ive implanted this into my families head a million times over. Ive shown them all how to check the senders email.

Along with telling them 99.9999999% of the time its a scam, I tell them if they arent sure, always check this first.



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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: August 08, 2018 03:46PM
Yeah, I'm embarrassed to say I got nailed by a phishing attack using Apple earlier this year. Then ran around changing my iTunes / Apple login. Stupid me !
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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 08, 2018 03:49PM
Apple would never identify themselves as "Apple™."



It is what it is.
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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: August 08, 2018 03:54PM
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jdc
Along with telling them 99.9999999% of the time its a scam, I tell them if they arent sure, always check this first.

Yeah, but 0.00000001% of those Nigerian princes are real!
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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: space-time
Date: August 08, 2018 04:23PM
If they didn't ask for your SSN, you could have "cancelled" and they they had your iCloud password (which you typed in into their web site).


Idiots. They wanted too much.
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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: richorlin
Date: August 08, 2018 04:42PM
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space-time
If they didn't ask for your SSN, you could have "cancelled" and they they had your iCloud password (which you typed in into their web site).


Idiots. They wanted too much.

Yeah. Then they could have bought several hundred iTunes cards.



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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: August 08, 2018 05:04PM
No tax is also a flag unless you live in one of the few states that don't have a sales tax.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 08, 2018 05:43PM
I don't ever recall seeing dual Apples on their email.

I almost got bit by the 'a new iPhone as been added to your account, from Brazil..' bug.

In my case, the email was address to Customer. Checking the sender's address showed me the almost error of my ways.

So did rich's phishers glean his email address from somewhere or was it robo shotgun approach.




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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: richorlin
Date: August 08, 2018 10:54PM
They were just too greedy. Not only did they want my Soc Sec number, by my credit card info also.
It might have worked if they were just satisfied with getting my iCloud/iTunes store password in order to buy itunes gift cards. Greedy barstards.



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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: mikebw
Date: August 09, 2018 09:01AM
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richorlin
They were just too greedy. Not only did they want my Soc Sec number, by my credit card info also.
It might have worked if they were just satisfied with getting my iCloud/iTunes store password in order to buy itunes gift cards. Greedy barstards.

Probably not a done deal actually. I bet if you could prove it wasn't you who purchased them Apple could probably invalidate the cards.
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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: JPK
Date: August 09, 2018 10:01AM
There are some pretty good ones and some REALLY bad ones.

First thing is always look and see what the reply to email is.

Glad you didn't have a problem!

JPK
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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: JoeH
Date: August 09, 2018 10:50AM
Actually the first rule is - Do Not Follow a link provided in an email. Go directly to the site to login.

The second rule - Read Rule One again, and never login from a link provided in an email.
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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 09, 2018 11:45AM
The second rule - Read Rule One again, and never login from a link provided in an email.

I send phishing emails to the banks they're 'from', even though I don't have an account with all but one.

For what it's worth, which isn't much, I include a short note about how we learn to follow the two rules Joe mentioned and ignore the links in the banks' genuine emails.

I further mention that it would be good to encourage people to go to the website, and not include links at all, or at least that would lead to logging in. Convenience works against security.

Obviously I don't get any response and this exercise is no more than shoveling sand against the tide. But I feel a little better when shaking my brolly against the sky.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men
except by believing all possible evil
of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* Sigs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Pretty good scam - almost got me...
Posted by: Don C
Date: August 09, 2018 04:27PM
Reminders about this are always good (for me, anyway).
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