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What is wrong with this notice, purportedly from Apple?

Posted By Cliff Tuttle | May 3, 2014

No. 1045

Here is an email that I received last night, purportedly from Apple, telling me that my App Store account has been frozen due to massive unauthorized attempts to log in from an unknown location.

The email helpfully offers to make everything right, just click on the link and provide them with the correct information. I quickly confirmed, through the real Apple, that my account had not been frozen.

Of course, Real Apple doesn’t need me to provide them with this information.  They have it.  But Fake Apple, the pfisherman, doesn’t.

At first glance, the notice below looks authentic enough.  But then again, not quite.  What is your first clue that the notice is a fake?  What is the second? What is the third? What is the fourth? Fifth?  There are at least five glaring errors in this masterpiece.  Can you find all five? Or maybe more?  Send me a comment.

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