updated 04:49 pm EDT, Fri March 28, 2014
URLs, lack of HTTPS key ways of spotting scam
People who fall for the first part of the scam are then prompted to enter personal details such as their name, birthday, billing address, and phone number. It lastly asks for credit card information, and will only accept a valid Visa, Discover, Mastercard, or American Express number. Once this is complete victims are redirected to the real apple.com.
The easiest way to avoid the scam is to watch for non-apple.com URLs, and the missing HTTPS security tag in a browser's URL bar. When processing logins, Apple's site uses HTTPS to prevent third-party data theft.