Richland Police Warn of New ‘Apple Purchases’ Scam
Richland police are issued a warning about a new scam that looks like an Apple account purchase confirmation, but is really just fishing for your information. First, you get an email asking you to confirm an Apple purchase on your account that is fake. The victims are clicking "dispute this transaction", and then it takes you to a page designed to capture your information like credit card numbers and social security numbers.
These signs can help you identify phishing scams thanks to Richland police:
• The sender’s email address or phone number doesn’t match the name of the company that it claims to be from.
• Your email address or phone number is different from the one that you gave that company.
• The message starts with a generic greeting, like “Dear customer.” Most legitimate companies will include your name in their messages to you.
• A link appears to be legitimate but takes you to a website whose URL doesn’t match the address of the company’s website.*
• The message looks significantly different from other messages that you’ve received from the company.
• The message requests personal information, like a credit card number or account password.
• The message is unsolicited and contains an attachment.