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I received 2 emails yesterday saying my payment details have been changed update password.

Today iPhone asking to update with Chinese phone number.

Has anyone else had this

Ann1984
25 days ago
What do you think of this?
Ann1984
Ann1984
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25 days ago

The email today all in Chinese

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox25 days ago

This is like any other phishing scam.

If you use the internet and sign up for any websites or services you will eventually get emails like these, some websites sell your information, some others are not secure enough and their database gets dumped...

Things to look out for if you are unsure if an email is true or not:

- Look at the sender, if the sender is something weird or it's highlighted and you press on it and another different email, also quite odd-looking shows it's fake

- The title of the email, if it has symbols such as (, ), [, ], or says Statement, New Login (and you haven't logged in)

- Odd grammar and email formatting, most of these emails are not well written due to a reason, it's not like these people can't spend 15 minutes crafting their email but this only prompts the gullible people to fall for this as sometimes people check these emails and reply scared.

- Emails that require you to do actions by pressing links on the email, any company nowadays does not do this, they will tell you to go to your account and sign in and check whatever is wrong there.

- If you have not provided your friends or family with your password if you have not typed it in odd websites if you do not keep your passwords saved on your notes or any place spyware or anything that can look into your files

- If you have a password consisting of letters (upper and lower case), symbols, numbers and you have 2FA (2-factor authorisation) enabled, meaning you need to get a code via SMS, Email or APP to sign in

Tips:

- Use 2FA (see above) whenever possible

- Password at least 10/12 characters long consisting of letters (upper and lower case), numbers, symbols

- Don't use the same passwords you use for your bank, government, bills, subscription websites (Netflix, Spotify...), important stuff as you do for websites that are just for occasional stuff if possible use a different password for any of these services

- When terminating a subscription with any website (think Netflix), remove the Credit Card details or ask their customer support if the information can be removed, if not and you are not thinking of subscribing again, close the account.

- There are password managers out there that are meant to generate a password for every website you use, however, you will need to know a big master password

- If you feel you are being the victim of a phishing scam, call the customer support for any of these companies by grabbing their number or email address from their official website or the official google result that google provides. They will clarify you once you successfully pass GDPR whether it is pishing or not.

Lastly,

These companies (Apple and others) can't do anything about pishing as anyone is free to create an email, send an email looking like how they want. So don't ask their customer services to stop that for you. Report and learn this and help others who have the same question.

P.S.- Sorry about typos or grammar mistakes.

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hspexy
hspexy25 days ago

Thanks for letting us know. Iโ€™ve not had this yet, but will be on the lookout. I guess this one was easy to spot as a scam ๐Ÿ˜œ

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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25 days ago

The first 2 are in English then this it's a child's iphone and at age of 3 don't think she can sign up to anything ๐Ÿ˜‚ I put English ones on now

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hspexy
hspexy25 days ago

Ann1984 Lol I wouldnโ€™t be surprised if a 3 year old could sign up to things these days, but thankfully you managed to catch this one ๐Ÿ™

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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25 days ago

hspexy This i picture of purchase anything

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i donโ€™t have any payment method

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Ann1984
Ann1984
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25 days ago

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blacklabrador
blacklabrador25 days ago

Not had this scam yet, but for about the last year I have been getting regular emails from Apple asking Chris to click this link to change my password.

The fact that my Name isn't Chris and I've not requested a password reset doesn't seem to deter whoever it is, you'd think they would have given up by now.

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Nino786
Nino78625 days ago

Should get an Androiddddddddddddddddddd

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LordUnbox
LordUnbox24 days ago

I am a Android user and get these emails as well. Many of them regarding Paypal.

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