Scam Emails Victimize Australian Internauts
Forged e-mails masquerading Apple Online Store are presently in circulation with a target towards attacking the Australian Internauts, reported softpedia on April 4, 2012.
The fake mail scooped a fake Apple Store logo and highlighted a reward to the long-term customers of Apple. It enticed the recipients of the mail with an Apple Discount Card. The recipients were claimed to be provided a discounted rate of only 9 AU$ worth 100 AU$ at any Australian Apple Store.
The e-mail also furnishes a link offered to the users for availing the offer. A message in the mail also assures the users for receiving the Apple Discount Card through the e-mail within a day of the payment. However, a click to the link opens up a similar Apple webpage.
This page request a recipient to furnish all the personal credentials including physical address, date of birth, driver's license, credit card number, its expiration date, the CVV (Card Verification Value) and even the "Verified by Visa/Mastercard" password.
Security experts are still prudently evaluating the intricacy of the scam that undertook all the personal credentials and used for the fulfillment of their own personal motive. These hackers smartly use all the personal information in making forged transactions. The information also facilitate the victims towards hacking the actual Apple account, steal information, and personal details and conduct further deceitful activities impersonating the victim. The hackers are also at provided into accessing the victim's identity and use it to fulfill their own motives.
Thus, it is recommended to internet users to maintain their calm and not intrigue in such scrupulous mails. Experts further added that the subject lines and details provided in various such mails may differ.
However, this is not the first attack to Apple Online Store by scammers. In May 2011, forged order confirmations from Apple urged the recipients to go through the most updated status and makes changes to particular information pertaining to their Apple Store's order, by visiting online Order Status of the pop up ads and information.
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