Attempts to scam and steal personal data from Apple users through the technique of fake emails that pretend to be a real company do not stop being produced.
The last case is a fake email confirming a fake purchase in the Apple Store that will "invite" us to cancel the operation. If we do, all of our information will be at risk.
A fake purchase at the Apple Store is the lure
It is not a new practice, far from it. It is what is known as phishing and the truth is that every day our spam folder receives some of these false emails whose purpose is none other than to seize our access data, personal and banking data and, if possible, obtain a fraudulent financial gain at our expense.
From the web of The IT Group alert us that a network is circulating new chain of fake emails posing as the Apple Store and thanking us for purchasing an iPhone. A very good idea for the user, scared by the error, to go immediately to cancel that supposed purchase. At that time, deception and scam will occur.
This fake email, as usual, imitates in great detail the appearance of the emails that Apple sends to its customers, omitting their personal data because, obviously, they still do not know them.
In said fake email a link is included to cancel the purchase in case there was an error.
The consequences can be fatal
Once said link is clicked, We will be recognized to a false Apple website where we will have to enter our access and payment information to cancel the purchase. Once this is done, we will have handed over our data to cybercriminals, according to Hoax Slayer. From this moment, our bank account, through the card data, may be emptied, in addition to losing control over our Apple ID and all that it entails: passwords stored in iCloud, photos, videos, etc.
As we always warn, it is best to apply common sense. If you receive this email, delete it immediately. But if you want to confirm it, access the Apple website through a new tab or window of your browser, never through the link provided.