Be extra careful when opening emails from “Apple”, especially when you are expecting an email from them.
I’m not sure if this is the best place to post but as a form of r/youshouldknow for you guys, here it goes.
I know it’s not uncommon to receive emails from dubious sources trying to mimic as Apple, be it “Apple ID locked” or “iTunes e-invoice” and whatnot.
I tend to be very careful when I receive these emails but I almost fell for it today. I made an Apple Store purchase online today and hours later I received an email from Apple claiming to be my invoice.
Since I made a purchase earlier, I did not give too much thought that it might possibly be a scam.
However before I clicked on the attachment, I realised that the English was terrible, in the typical scam email language.
Although there are many telltale signs when an email is fake, it is still good to be careful, especially in situations like this where you might be expecting an email in the first place.
Always check the content of the email (body text) if the subject doesn’t give it away immediately, but never make opening any attachments your first move. The email address might suggest to you if it is really from Apple too.
Stay digitally safe guys! PS: I should be fine if I did not open the attachment right?