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Beware of MobileMe phishing scam

Several TUAW readers have contacted us about a MobileMe phishing scam. These readers are getting an email that looks surprisingly official (see below). When they click on the Log In button, they're going to a page that has already been shut down. That might not always be the case.

Never, never, NEVER click on a link or button in an email asking for personal or financial information -- that's a sure way to become a victim of a phishing scam. If you receive a note like this, log into your MobileMe account and update your billing info directly, if it really needs to be updated. Do NOT click on the button.

A couple quick ways to see where a link or button in an email is going to take you are to hover your mouse over a link to see the real URL, or to right-click a button and select properties from the menu to see what URL is embedded in the button. Be careful out there, folks -- there are a lot of unscrupulous people who would love to take all of your money.

A tip of the hat to Noah for supplying the screenshot!


Several TUAW readers have contacted us about a MobileMe phishing scam. These readers are getting an email that looks surprisingly official...