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Phishing email from someone claiming to be apple ??

I received this earlier and decided to log onto I tunes to check ( I did not click on the links which I have removed)
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Your Apple ID was just used to download All-In-1 3D Emoticons Professional 15.99£ from the App Store on a computer or device that had not previously been associated with that Apple ID.

If you initiated this download, you can disregard this email. It was only sent to alert you in case you did not initiate the download yourself.

If you did not initiate this download, we recommend that you go to ....to change your password, then see Apple ID: T.... for further assistance.

Regards,
Apple#



It was sent by Apple Canada that I have no linkage to so this made me more suspicious


So is this a phishing email ?
Have apple been hacked ?
Can everyone else get into I tunes store ?


Thanks


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Old 11.03.2015, 19:40
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Re: Phishing email from apple ??

If you checked your account and it wasn't used to make that purchase then it's just a standard phishing email. Ignore it and don't click on any links.
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Re: Phishing email from apple ??

I reckon it is a phishing email, but not from Apple. When I get phishing emails I forward them to the company that they claim to be from. That should help them to track down those responsible.

In the remote possibility that the email was genuine, they would advise

https://www.apple.com/legal/more-resources/phishing/
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Re: Phishing email from apple ??

So your post title needs to be changed as its false
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Re: Phishing email from someone claiming to be apple ??

Title change; finally could get into my account, and no there is no transaction : so yes phishing only .


I get many from banks etc but actually this one sucked me in a bit as it seemed more plausible and less aggressive.


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Re: Phishing email from someone claiming to be apple ??

Get loads of Apple phishing mails nearly all in German, but so riddled with mistakes that it's barely comprehensible. Looks as though the spammer sent the stuff off to Google translate (or something less competent).
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Get loads of Apple phishing mails nearly all in German, but so riddled with mistakes that it's barely comprehensible. Looks as though the spammer sent the stuff off to Google translate (or something less competent).
One theory has it that this is a deliberate ploy to target those of lower intelligence and/or language skills, who may not notice, and thence reduce the possible responses to only those who are more vulnerable.

It kinda makes sense, I guess.
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Re: Phishing email from someone claiming to be apple ??

I got a phish-like email from one provider. Turned out to be genuine. What gave it away was the absence of any links at all and that they instructed me to log on to my account in the normal way by typing the URL into the browser.
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I got a phish-like email from one provider. Turned out to be genuine. What gave it away was the absence of any links at all and that they instructed me to log on to my account in the normal way by typing the URL into the browser.
That is a good reason to forward suspicious emails to the company that they appear to be from. In that remote chance that they are genuine, they should let you know
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