updated 09:15 pm EST, Wed February 11, 2009
Another MobileMe scam
MobileMe users have been victimized in another phishing scam designed to steal their credit card information, according to Macworld. The criminals followed a similar plan to the scams reported in August and September of last year, distributing an e-mail disguised as genuine communication from Apple. The recent e-mail told readers their annual subscription was up for renewal, but that "attempts to charge your credit card have failed." The provided link then navigated to a malicious site that asked for credit card information.
The phishing scam in August used a similar tactic of establishing a billing problem. Thieves have taken great care to produce messages that appear to be genuine, including courteous and professional wording and even a number of legitimate Apple links in the mail.
Customers are urged to be very cautious of any links or e-mail messages that ask for credit card or banking information.