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She phoned the police and her bank, who both told her the email was more than likely a fraud. She feared her identity was about to be stolen due to the amount of personal information she had just handed over.

But after Apple wrote back to her and told her they had checked the documents with a notary, she began to realise that it was a genuine, Cupertino-endorsed email. The letter said that Apple understood "her concerns" about sending over bank statements, but asked her to do it anyway, as well as ensuring her passport copy was in colour.

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I guess I have to take back what I said about apple. They really are on the forefront of innovation. They are leading the charge on this one. Read the entire article. It's FASCINATING.
 
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Wow. Another reason for me to not like Apple. Though I have a feeling there are other companies that will try to do this.
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Just send them a highly edited one done with a sharpie leaving only your correspondence address visible smile.gif
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Over my dead body.
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That's absolutely ridiculous. I'm still surprised by the fact that no one saw something like this happening from the likes of Apple.

Also, why the hell did she send the documents BEFORE making sure it was a legit claim? doh.gif
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Every other online retailer somehow manages to use credit cards for large internet purchases, is there any reason that Apple has to do anything different?

Legitimate question, I'm not just trying to bash here. This seems like a lot of effort to go to.
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And that confirms it, apple is indeed the devil, although I'm not surprised that apple would do such a thing. What I am more surprised at is the fact that the lady who is an IT tech sent her personal info over first than worried about it. I mean seriously she should of considered how phishy it was first before sending over her personal info. All the same though, apple is evil.
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And that confirms it, apple is indeed the devil, although I'm not surprised that apple would do such a thing. What I am more surprised at is the fact that the lady who is an IT tech sent her personal info over first than worried about it. I mean seriously she should of considered how phishy it was first before sending over her personal info. All the same though, apple is evil.


This is the thing that got me. The lady is in IT and even after asking her bank and the police about it she did it anyway? LOL This makes no sense. I wouldn't have sent it even if apple verified it was true. You want my passport AND bank statements? You can kma buddy.

I think she wanted to stay anonymous so everyone with a brain didn't make fun of her for the rest of her life.

What even blows me away more is apple's admission that if you don't hand over the info they will cancel your order. WOW.
 
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Also, why the hell did she send the documents BEFORE making sure it was a legit claim? doh.gif

This is what i want to know. biggrin.gif

Pretty sure i wouldn't hand over a thing, even if i did like apple.
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Over my dead body.

Exactly. Do they have any idea what you can do with a good color copy of a US passport....
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