I do own a few Apple products in my business:
- MacBook Pro 17″
- MacBook Pro 15″
So today when I received the following email it looked legitimate:
The first clue that this email may not be officially from Apple was that it started with Dear Customer, instead of using my first and last name. I next clicked on the From field in the email to see who actually sent the message:
OK, so now I knew that this wasn’t an official Apple email because the From address didn’t contain apple.com in it’s name. Furthermore, when I hover over the link for Learn More the address was revealing:
This is the hacker’s phishing address, not an actual apple.com address.
Even when an email comes from a big name like Apple, do a little checking before clicking any hyperlink, just to ensure your safety and not fall victim to a phishing scheme that is trying to steal your Apple ID and password.