Apple Scam Alert:
 
There is a phishing scam that has been out for a while which actually spoofs Apple Inc. and it is designed to hoodwink you.
It comes in the form of a phone call and/or email.
It can start with an ‘automated’ phone call that display’s Apple’s logo, address and real phone number, warning about a data breach at the company. 
The unfortunate part to this entire situation is that if the recipient is an iPhone user who then requests a call back from Apple’s legitimate customer support Web page, the fake call gets indexed in the iPhone’s “recent calls” list as a previous call from the legitimate Apple Support line. 
Listed below, you will find an email from a phishing campaign. 
As you can see, the email address is clearly not from Apple, even though it has an ‘Apple Reminder’ as the heading. 
Remember to always look at the actual email address itself, not just the display name of the email address.
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When you receive fraudulent emails like this, please perform the following:
Report phishing attempts and other suspicious messages to Apple by performing the following steps:

To report a suspicious email, forward the message to Apple with complete header information. 

To forward the email: In macOS Mail, select the email and choose Forward As Attachment from the Message menu at the top of your computer screen.

These email addresses are monitored by Apple, but you might not receive a reply to your report.

  • If you receive what you believe to be a phishing email that’s designed to look like it’s from Apple, please send it to reportphishing@apple.com
  • To report spam or other suspicious emails that you receive in your iCloud.com, me.com, or mac.com Inbox, please send them to abuse@icloud.com.
  • To report spam or other suspicious messages that you receive through iMessage, tap Report Junk under the message.
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