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ApplePay Scam Alert

ApplePay Scam Alert:

We have been alerted that clients are receiving an email that looks like it is coming from ApplePay claiming they have made a purchase and to click a link to confirm the purchase. In fact, the clients did not make such a purchase and scammers are attempting to phish their information from them.  This appears to be a wide-spread scam affecting many users of ApplePay.

Apple has updated their support site information to notify customers and for reporting this type of scam. Scammers are able blast thousands of email addresses at a time that they purchase on the web. The email addresses could have been obtained from the security breaches over the past year or so such as; Equifax, Yahoo, Uber, Verizon Wireless, Xbox 360 ISO and PSP ISO to name a few. 

Apple and Consumers National bank are requesting that  clients report any suspicious email, and forward it to reportphishing@apple.com. If they are on a Mac, select the email and choose Forward As Attachment from the Message menu. If they think they might have entered personal information like a password or credit card info on a scam website, immediately change their Apple ID password.  

 

Read more on Apple's site here:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201679