If you received a suspicious email, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Apple Support posted an article that outlined some other ways to identify legitimate emails from Apple. Scammers use any means they can—spoofed emails and texts, misleading pop-up ads, fake downloads, calendar spam, even phony phone calls—to trick you into sharing information, such as your Apple ID password or credit card numbers. Never enter your account information on websites linked from these messages, and never download or open attachments included within them. These types of pop-ups are usually fraudulent advertisements, designed to trick you into giving the scammer personal information or money. Receive breaking news emails from KHQ Local News, Daily weather forecasts from the KHQ Weather Authority. Scammers may spoof legitimate company phone numbers and use flattery and threats to pressure you into giving them information, money, and even iTunes gift cards. Others might look like a receipt for a purchase in the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store or for Apple Music, that you’re certain you didn’t make. If you receive a suspicious email that looks like it's supposed to be from Apple, please forward it to email@example.com. While browsing the web, if you see a message that your iPhone, Mac, or other Apple device has a virus, or someone claiming to be from Apple calls and asks for your account name and password, you’re likely the target of a scam. Success! CORONAVIRUS UPDATES RIGHT NOW IN YOUR INBOX, SCAM ALERT: Apple ID phishing emails prompt users to 'verify their identity', Doctor, tennis player, role model never complained, North Idaho resident calls out Hayden Walmart for lack of masks, FIRST ON KHQ: "She was a light against everyone else's darkness" Mother of teen who died with COVID remembers her daughter, Walla Walla police make largest toilet paper seizure in agency history, Animal Control looking for information on 7 foot long snake found dead, US Marshals Task Force arrests fugitive, recovers missing children from 2012 in Coeur d'Alene, Spokane County reports first child death related to COVID-19, High-speed chase turns deadly after suspect drives at deputies in Spokane Valley, Woman sets fire and uses chainsaw to cut through wall after claiming to rescue missing child, police say, Manito Park getting a holiday makeover, Enchanted Garden Drive-thru Holiday Lights to begin on Dec. 11, Governor Jay Inslee puts into place proclamation to cap on third-party delivery apps, Fresh Soul Restaurant feeding 100 people on Thanksgiving, 'This is crunch time': Area hospitals and Health District urge community to stay home for the holidays, 62,000 COVID-19 vaccines coming to Washington, Air travelers take to the skies despite warnings, Outlaw BBQ fulfills 200 orders for Thanksgiving, gives hope during pandemic, Restaurants adapting to cold weather for outdoor serving. There was an error processing your request. The email or phone they used to contact you is different from the one that you gave that company. In general, never share personal information like credit card numbers, unless you can verify the recipient is who they claim to be. Genuine purchase receipts—from purchases in the App Store, iTunes Store, iBooks Store, or Apple Music—include your current billing address, which scammers are unlikely to have. Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. Scammers try to copy email and text messages from legitimate companies to trick you into giving them your personal information and passwords. Emails from Apple Support will never ask you to verify your Social Security Number, your mother's maiden name, full credit card numbers or credit card CCV codes, Only update your account or payment information on the Apple website or through your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch settings, If you come across a phishing email, Apple asks that your forward it on to.