Here is an example of a fake email that is designed to look like it came from a legitimate business entity (in this case it is supposed to be from Apple). The purpose of these types of emails is to trick the recipient into thinking there is some sort of problem with their account. The sender then tries to get the recipient to "confirm" their personal information, typically including some sort of credit card/payment information.
There are usually multiple telltale signs that an email is phony/not legitimate:
- strange/mismatched email address
- suspicious subject
- poor grammar/typos
We have seen these types of emails coming from various banking/credit card companies as well. Always exercise caution when opening or responding to any emails of this nature. There may be links within these messages that could infect or compromise your computer if you click on them.