Beware Fake Apple ID Notifications

Hello Community,

I got an interesting email this morning from Apple saying that my account was suspended because there was information missing from my account.  Also a link was provided to me to for me to “Confirm My Account”.  I did not click on the link but I’m sure if I clicked on it I would be taken to a page that looked just like Apple’s login page and once I put my username and password in the fields the people who sent me this fake email would have my credentials.

People often ask me why “hackers” (not the word I would use to describe them) do stuff like send emails like this out.  That is easy to answer, because people fall for it.

Please be careful.  I will tell you what process I followed to dismiss this as a scam.

First here is an image of the email:

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First, I look at who sent the email.  If Apple sent this the email address would be from not

Second, the email address they used was not the email address for my Apple ID.

Third, I opened my email via web browser and I right-clicked the “Confirm My Account” link and clicked on Copy URL, when I paste it I get “”.  Definitely not a link that Apple would send me.

I hope this post was insightful and useful.  Be safe!

The ParkTEC Team