Use an iPhone? Do not open this email
If you are an iPhone user, beware of an email scam trying to steal your Apple login.
A phishing email from Spotify claims that the user has purchased year's Premium subscription for $150.99 (£115).
According to the Daily Mail, "a hyperlink in the email is labelled as 'review your subscription' and takes the user through to an official-looking site branded with Apple logos. "
The site dupes people and makes them submit their Apple login and other details, helping hacker get access to Apple Pay, pictures, videos, and personal information.
"I saw this email today, I thought the sender looked fishy, so I went in to see if I had bought a year of Spotify Premium. I clicked the link. But when I saw the Apple page with a random address I immediately knew it was a scam," an Apple user, who discovered the scam, wrote on Reddit.
CEO of security firm Tessian, Tim Sadler, told The Sun, "This is an example of a classic phishing scam. Phishing emails, like spam, are bulk in nature but are often farming for a user's credentials by mimicking the identity of a trusted website or service - in this case, Apple and Spotify. Like spam, phishing doesn't discriminate. Anyone, individual or business, can be targeted and easily duped."
It is very important to carefully observe the messages and sites in order to spot fraudulent emails and avoid fallen prey to hackers.