Unclaimed iPhone 6S Giveaway Scam

Unclaimed iPhone 6S Giveaway Scam

This email claims to be giving away a brand new iPhone 6S in celebration of record sales. It is said to be sent by the Apple Survey Centre which does not actually exist but does sound convincing. If you have been living under a rock and haven’t heard of the famous Apple brand, it is an American multinational technology company that designs, develops and sells consumer electronics, software and other online services. Keep reading to find out how to not get yourself a malware infection by avoiding this email completely.

Figure A is a copy of the email in question. It is mostly text and not branded at all to Apple’s high standard and normal sleek look. The subject line reads “[name], Unclaimed iPhone 6S” which is an attempt to grab your attention. The sender is shown as “Apple Survey Centre” which we have already established does not exist.

Within the content of this email are several malicious links and very pushy language to get you to click through. Note the lack of personal greeting and official branding. The bottom of the email (under the solid line) is an attempt to convince you of its authenticity with fake promo details and helpful information. Do not click any links within this email!

MailShark Unclaimed iPhone 6S Giveaway Scam
Figure A – Click to Enlarge

Figure B is a safely captured screenshot of the page you will land on if any links within this unclaimed iPhone 6S giveaway email are clicked. It is more appropriately branded than the email itself but again uses pushy wording and even includes a timer which encourages you to click through faster to avoid missing out. The simple question you see on the screen is a trick which will lead to a malware infection. Do not click anywhere on this page, close the browser, delete the email and run an anti-virus scan straight away if you get to this page.

MailShark Unclaimed iPhone 6S Visit Website
Figure B – Click to Enlarge

When it comes to email safety, giveaways, especially too good to be true email giveaways like this supposed iPhone 6S giveaway, always act with caution as to us, they are obvious scam attempts. We suggest deleting this email and any similar emails that reach your inbox straight away.

Steph Kent
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