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Can anyone give advice on how I know if an email from Apple alert warning me my security had been compromised is a scam   Has anyone else had this?

I have had one of these before and on scrutiny I doubt a word that seems inappropriate ( would they say when I see “ this alerts”)

apparently I will be closed down in 24 hours if I don’t  reply, 

I am very suspicious as I have had this beforebut this one actually says the user was from Albania and used my address to get into a new web browser

all help/ advice appreciated

i am not a robot!
lily Pilly 
Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
A A Milne


  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,550
    It will be a scam, all warning emails are. Just delete 
    lots of love to Tallah for tomorrow. Please let me know how she gets on xx

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157
    I get those by phone, I can press 1 to lose my bt account or 2 if I want to hand over by bank details to get it sorted. 
    It's a scam, as all these are.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845
    Thank you, I am not confident enough You are very reassuring!
    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,157
    If you're worried change your password

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,051
    I find a quick google search lets you know if it's a scam. Normally someone has had the same thing and posted it to check.
  • wild edgeswild edges Posts: 9,352
    Are you able to see what email address it came from? Usually the scam emails come from some dodgy looking address or if it looks possibly genuine then you can check it on google. It has all the hallmarks of a scam but if in doubt contact Apple directly and never through the email links etc. Forward any dodgy emails to [email protected]
    Tradition is just peer pressure from dead people
  • Lily PillyLily Pilly Posts: 3,845
    Thank you everyone,
    Hosta what were you doing posting at 3.43!  Hope you got back to sleep 

    Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.”
    A A Milne
  • The other option is to go to the Apple website (and dont do this by clicking on any links in the email, rather go direct to their website) and log into your account. Send them a message. Like the others, I am convinced it is a scam but Apple will confirm.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 8,033
    Generally, if you hover the cursor over the name on the e-mail it will show the underlying e-mail address.  As wild edges says, it will look dodgy and not in the format you would expect from a genuine Apple e-mail.
  • LynLyn Posts: 21,889
    The best way to know if theyre scams, apart  from the fact they’ll be in your junk/spam, is that any genuine email address you by your name, or address not Dear Customer.
    heres an interesting link for you spot the dodgy ones,   There’s always one in my junk file, from Amazon, banks, Apple, just delete them.  As Hosta says, if you do a google search they’ll tell you the latest scams going around.


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