An email currently hitting inboxes may fool unwary users into visiting a suspect website by claiming that they have unread mail from Apple.
The email includes the Apple logo and purports to be from Apple Support. It even includes seemingly legitimate Apple copyright and contact details in the footer.
The email urges you to click a “Read Now” link to access your unread messages.
However, the email is not from Apple and the there is no unread mail waiting for you at the end of the link.
Instead, the link opens a decidedly dodgy spam website that tries to sell you “miraculous” health pills of various types.
The pills offered are basically a modern day equivalent of snake oil and certainly will not do what they claim to do. And, you certainly should not trust your credit card details or other personal information with the people who sell such products.
Spammers have used this “unread mail” tactic repeatedly. They have used the names of several high profile companies, including Google, Facebook, and eBay. If you receive one of these emails, just hit the delete key.
An example of the scam email:
Fake Apple ‘Unread Mail’ Message Points to Spam Website was last modified: February 9th, 2018 by