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The "Apple Notification Regarding Your Recent Order" Phishing Scam

The "Apple Notification Regarding Your Recent Order" email below, which claims the recipient's Apple ID was just used to make a purchase from the Apple Store on a device that had not previously been related with his/her ID, is a fake. The fake email alert is being sent by scammers to frighten and trick the recipients into clicking on the links within them by claiming they need to do so in order to cancel the purchases and get a refund. But, once the recipients click on the link in the fake email invoices, they will be taken to a phishing website that steals personal, financial, and Apple credentials (usernames and passwords).

The Apple Notification Regarding Your Recent Order Phishing Scam
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Therefore, Apple customers who have received emails appearing as if they were sent from Apple, should avoid clicking on the links in them. They should instead, sign directly into the Apple iTunes Store on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or Apple TV and check their accounts.

The "Apple Notification Regarding Your Recent Order" Phishing Scam

From: Apple Inc <apple@labrecqueproperty.com>

Sent: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 10:48 AM

Subject: Apple Notification Regarding Your Recent Order

Apple

Recent Purchase

Your Apple ID was just used to purchase from Apple Store on a device that had not previously been related with your ID. You may be getting this letter if you reset your security password since your previous purchase.

If you made this purchase, you can ignore this email. It was only sent alert to you in case you did not make the purchase yourself.

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In case you did not make this purchase, we recommend that you go to to change your password, then see Apple ID: Security and your Apple ID for more guidance

Best regards,

Apple Team

Recipients of the same email alert who have clicked on the link in it, should change their Apple password and contact Apple Support for help. And, the best protection against phishing scams is to avoid clicking on links in email messages, social media messages, and text messages to sign into online accounts.

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  • December 17, 2018 at 8:40 AM by an anonymous user from: Norfolk, Virginia, United States

    We received this with an invoice attached. According to Apple, if your address is not listed on the invoice then it is a phishing scam.

  • October 2, 2018 at 1:53 PM by an anonymous user from: Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States

    I've received a few of these emails and recognized them right away as phishing scams. You can report these to Apple by forwarding the message to reportphishing@apple.com. You do not have to provide your name or AppleID in order to report a phishing scam to Apple.

  • September 25, 2018 at 4:21 PM by an anonymous user from: Seattle, Washington, United States

    I received this exact 'email' this morning and didn't understand what they were talking about. I have not purchased anything from the Apple Online store at all.

    I'll try and follow your suggetions to change my password, etc., as soon as I can.

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