Received the email below today – allegedly from Apple:
Not a good fake. For one Apple would never leave a typo in the subject or use full caps for that matter. Checking the source there are a number of clues as well. The from email address is forgeable by a three year old so I leave it at that.
Return-path: <email@example.com> MIME-version: 1.0 Content-transfer-encoding: 8BIT Content-type: text/html; charset=Windows-1251 ... Received: from fwspcorp.com ([126.96.36.199]) Received: from User [188.8.131.52] by fwspcorp.com with ESMTP (SMTPD-8.22) id A0A1136C; Sat, 01 Nov 2008 17:56:49 -0400 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: IMPORTANT UPDTAE Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 22:58:37 +0100 X-Priority: 3 X-MSMail-priority: Normal X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook Express 6.00.2600.0000 X-MIMEOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2600.0000 Message-id: <200811011757753.SM04028@User>
No emails from Apple are encoded in Windows-1251, nor do they use Outlook Express to send automated mails. Fort Wayne Structural Products Corporation is either a fake as well, or one of their computer acts as a zombie for sending out phishing emails. Definitely not from Apple though.