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Last year, Apple sold over 2 billion iPhones worldwide giving scammers a huge group to target. Phishing emails may be used to trick Apple users into disclosing personal information like your social security number, credit card information, and home address. Apple will not  ask for such sensitive information through your inbox.

Apple-related phishing emails have become increasingly more sophisticated and harder to spot. Scammers are able to bypass your e-mail’s security features that detect harmful messages. Emails asking you to pay for out-standing purchases are made to look credible, if not identical to legitimate emails you may receive.

To protect yourself and to combat this issue, Apple suggests forwarding suspicious emails to reportphishing@apple.com as a means to report phishing attempts. Regularly update your Apple ID passwords to further secure your account. If you’re unsure about an email, review your comprehensive purchase history to verify authenticity.

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