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MobileMe, iCloud phishing scam making the rounds


There's a new phishing scam going around today involving MobileMe and iCloud. As noted by MacRumors, the scam involves an email that asks users to upgrade their MobileMe accounts to iCloud. The email reads:

Dear MobileMe member,

Please sign up for iCloud and click the submit botton [sic], you'll be able to keep your old email address and move your mail, contacts, calendars, and bookmarks to the new service.

Your subscription will be automatically extended through July 31, 2012, at no additional charge. After that date, MobileMe will no longer be available.

Click here to update iCLOUD


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Clicking on the iCLOUD button takes the email recipient to a phishing page (an image of it is provided by MacRumors here). The page mimics elements of various Apple billing and shopping cart pages. As is the case with any email asking you to click on a link and enter your password or billing information its usually best to go directly to the company's login page by manually typing in the company's URL in your browser's address field. If the email is legit, you'll usually see the same message once you've logged into your account.

Don't take the bait.

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