I just received this email:
Billed To: d**********@****.NET John ****** Order Number: M1V62***2711 Receipt Date: 07/12/12 Order Total: $699.99 Billed To: Credit card Item Number Description Unit Price 1 Postcard (View\Download ) Cancel order Not your order?Report a Problem $699.99 Subtotal: $699.99 Tax: $0.00 Order Total: $699.99 Please retain for your records. Please See Below For Terms And Conditions Pertaining To This Order. Apple Inc. You can find the iTunes Store Terms of Sale and Sales Policies by launching your iTunes application and clicking on Terms of Sale or Sales Policies Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the iTunes Store can be found at http://www.apple.com/support/itunes/store/ Apple ID Summary ГѓВўГўвЂљВ¬Г‚Вў Detailed invoice Apple respects your privacy. Copyright ГѓвЂљГ‚В© 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved
I removed some characters of course to protect my information. Heres the thing, i don't use a credit card for my iTunes, i ALWAYS just buy gift cards and use it that way. It has all of the logos and images usually associated with an apple email. The sender is
email@example.com my question is: is this a legitimate email or if i click on the links am i probably going to get taken for a ride? The thing is is that this email isn't even associated with my iTunes account, this is my work email. Whats the deal?
if this question is not on topic here, I'm fine with it getting migrated, I've never posted a question here and I'm not sure if it is within the scope of the site.
I checked all of the links on the page and they all go to here: tomjames.comcastbiz.net/check.php
is it possible my computer could have gotten a virus from this email? I am seriously doubting the source of this email.
I contacted Apple support and this is what i got back:
John, many customers have recently reported they received a similar email. I'll be glad to provide as much information as I can. I've looked into this for you and found that neither the email nor its sender are affiliated with Apple. The email appears to be a phishing attempt, designed to trick users into visiting a website. Fortunately, the purchase indicated in the email is not a real charge. I've checked your account to be certain.
Thank you to everyone who helped me and gave me info! It helped when i was in freak out mode.