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Beware of "Apple Thanks for Your Purchase" Phishing Scams

2017-06-21T23:09:48 -  +
Beware of "Apple Thanks for Your Purchase" Phishing Scams

Apple customers or online users who have received email messages like the one below thanking them for their order is a phishing scam. The fake emails are being sent by cyber criminals to trick potential victims into visiting a phishing website that steals credit card information, online account credentials or personal information. The potential victims may also be asked to visit malicious websites that will infect their computers or mobile devices with viruses, ransomware, spyware or other malware.


Sample of an "Apple Thanks for your purchase" Phishing Scam

From: App Store <purchase5@noredflag.net>

Date: June 21, 2017 at 11:35:17 AM MDT

To: undisclosed-recipients:;

Subject: Thanks for your purchase.

Thank you for your payment on purchasing Line Coin

Your payment we have received and immediately we process

Detail Activity .

From Device : iPhone 7

Item : Line Corporation : Line Coins, 3300 Line Coins

Order ID : GPA.3377-6515-4535-00007

Order Total : $25.99

Date and Time: 22 June 2017, 11:51 AM GMT

Operating System: iOS 10.3.1

Developer Item : Line Corporation

Payment Method : Visa 5481

Apple team is very sensitive when handling payment system, before you confirm the booking, you better have to check again first .

- Open Invoice in the Attachment (PDF)

- Read your invoice

- Confirm/Cancel Your Order


Apple Store

Recipients of the fake or phishing emails are asked to delete and should not follow the instructions in it. Online users who have already being tricked are asked to contact their banks if they tricked into using their credit card on the website that they were taken. They are also asked to change the password for their online accounts.

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  • Posted: May 21, 2018 at 7:34 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: AppStore ©iCloud
    Date: May 21, 2018 at 3:25:46 PM EDT
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Subject: Reminder: [CONFIRMATION] ✉ Thank you for your Order Apple #ID : KKEF-21457848

    Dеаr Customer

    Wе nоtіfу уоu оf уоur сurrеnt Τrаnѕасtіоn ( ID : KKEF-21457848 ),
    thаt ѕоmеоnе hаѕ uѕеd уоur іСlоud ассоunt fоr ѕuѕрісіоuѕ Τrаnѕасtіоnѕ,

    Τrаnѕасtіоnѕ dеtаіlѕ :
    Dаtе аnd Τіmе : Monday, May 21, 2018

    Subscription : Starlight Member
    Duration : 1 month (Auto Renewal)
    Itеmѕ : Starlight Member
    Οrdеr numbеr : KKEF21457848
    Ρауmеnt : СrеdіtСаrd
    Οrdег Τоtаl : $55.00

    whаt tо dо nеxt ? The summary is attached in Docx format in this email.

    ©Apple Team"


  • Posted: Jun 24, 2017 at 7:57 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -----Original Message-----
    From: "Support@appleld.com"
    Sent: 2017-06-23 (금) 17:07:04
    Subject: Thanks you for purchase confirmation

    Apple Receipt
    June 23, 2017


    Hasil gambar untuk gambar koin line

    LINE, 3300 LINE Coin
    Report a Problem

    In-App Purchase iPhone $66.99
    Subtotal $66.99

    Tax $2.58

    TOTAL $69.57"


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