9 An Email from “Apple”
For most Apple users, an email from Apple isn’t a cause for concern. In fact, it’s usually a common occurrence. You can get a variety of emails from the Cupertino tech giant for various actions. That’s the issue with email scams.
Worryingly, many email-based scams are also frighteningly realistic. As with the invoice or receipt scam mentioned earlier, these can be a near carbon copy of an email you might actually receive from Apple or another tech company.
All of these scams will present a problem, such as your Apple ID being “locked” or a change in Apple’s “security policies.” As with basically every other tech scam, the malicious email will claim that your personal information is needed to fix the issue.
In most cases, they’ll take you to a page that also appears to be legitimate, where they hope you’ll enter your sensitive data.
As always, check the email’s sender and the body text of the message. Inconsistencies are fairly easy to spot. Similarly, be aware if any email is asking you to input your personal information — the majority of legitimate emails won’t. When in doubt, delete the email and contact Apple directly.