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"iTunes" Phishing Scam Spam

Infinity
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"iTunes" Phishing Scam Spam

This is a new one on me.
Dear Westpac member, 

You are required to confirm your iTunes account by subscribing to our Security Center. 
If you not perform the confirm now, your iTunes account will be placed on hold.
In order to confirm your account click here to login at www .itunes.apple.co.uk  and complete the form.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation. 



All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2014 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.

As always with these, no idea who Westpac is, and I am certainly not a member !!
Allegedly from uk.apple, yet Centre is spelt Center
And
All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2014 Apple Inc. All rights reserved.
Is duplicated !
(This post may be duplicated as Forum is NOT allowing images to be uploaded at the moment !)
The server at community.plus.net is taking too long to respond.
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acr
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Re: "iTunes" Phishing Scam Spam

Westpac is a large Australian bank.
Infinity
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Re: "iTunes" Phishing Scam Spam

Thanks, I didn't  bother Googling it.
I don't even have an iTunes account with the email address spammed anyway.
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Re: "iTunes" Phishing Scam Spam

Imagine..... not "really reading" the text... and just clicking on the linky.....
then you find you have a virus.... so you spend hours/cash getting rid of it, and then re-read the email...
Quote



We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause


Oh yeah ? ? ?  Cheesy
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Re: "iTunes" Phishing Scam Spam

Quote from: PlusComUK
I don't even have an iTunes account

I don't take Viagra or bank with Natwest but it doesn't stop them targeting me either Wink
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Re: "iTunes" Phishing Scam Spam

Still waiting for my Viagra - biggest cock-up ever!  Wink
Geoff,
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Re: "iTunes" Phishing Scam Spam

They have some stiff competition these days Wink
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Re: "iTunes" Phishing Scam Spam

Quote from: NedLudd
Still waiting for my Viagra - biggest cock-up ever!  Wink

Not sure that can actually be true Wink

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Re: "iTunes" Phishing Scam Spam

Quote from: PlusComUK
In order to confirm your account click here to login at www .itunes.apple.co.uk  and complete the form.



To stop anyone inadvertently clicking on the links, I made click here as two normal words, not a link,
and introduced a space after www before .itunes.apple.co.uk so again it was not a clickable link .
I did try to just have a screen grab instead, again to prevent anyone clicking on any links, but for some reason Plusnet Forum was not accepting images this morning, I tried several times.

I rarely click on any link that does not show the full address, you never know !!