Watch Out! Email Phishing Tricks You With iCloud Appeal [Scams]

Watch Out! Email Phishing Tricks You With iCloud Appeal [Scams]

A particularly nasty phishing scam is making the rounds, according to MacRumors. Why is it so nasty, you ask? Because the email is designed to trick you into upgrading your existing MobileMe account to iCloud. 

“A number of MacRumors readers have reported today receiving a phishing email designed to look like a notice from Apple asking users to upgrade their MobileMe accounts to iCloud. The email is patterned after one sent to MobileMe members in early June just after Apple introduced iCloud at its Worldwide Developers Conference.”

Watch Out! Email Phishing Tricks You With iCloud Appeal [Scams]

Clicking the “iCLOUD” link takes you to a very fake (but cleverly constructed) phishing page where you enter in your personal billing information to “upgrade” to iCloud. In case you didn’t know, iCloud hasn’t been launched to the public yet.

This email scam is a whole lot like the iPhone 5 messages that were circulating awhile ago. It’s important to be wary of scams, and we’re sure that most of our astute readership will have no trouble recognizing this round of fakery. Just wanted to pass the news along.

  • prof_peabody

    “botton” is a giveaway as is “The Apple store Team.”  

    What happens when you hover over the link?  Address in Turkmenistan?

  • Andrew Duncan

    It doesn’t have that Apple feel to it. 

  • GH

    If you fall for this, umm get a PC

    this screen shot shows how fake it appears, any normal person would be able to see this

  • mallyatoo
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  • poppa1138

    I removed my card from itunes/app store  and use a itunes gift card topup for purchases. it is suprising how many people  reply to these scams.

  • Greg.

    My email came from MobileMe <(sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)>

    So i guess that’s the only real email this should come from?
    </(sorry, you need Javascript to see this e-mail address)>

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