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This is an Apple thread. Everything Apple does is wrong in the opinion of most of the people posting here. Even donating $5 million to Hurricane Sandy victims (specifically Red Cross) or forcing other manufacturers to use screen resolutions higher than 1336x768 in 15" laptops to compete (rMBP @ 2880x1800).

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This is an Apple thread. Everything Apple does is wrong in the opinion of most of the people posting here. Even donating $5 million to Hurricane Sandy victims (specifically Red Cross) or forcing other manufacturers to use screen resolutions higher than 1336x768 in 15" laptops to compete (rMBP @ 2880x1800).

Apple fanboy right here
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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

That is my question. Our university was changing their e-mail system a few years back. A G/F of mines asked me if she'd been hacked since she had a bunch of spam e-mails. She showed me the e-mail from the "university" requesting that she send them her school ID, username, password, and first and last name to make the translation easier. To make even more believable they even had the correct info, art and everything as if it was really from the university. All I could do for us was report it to the campus police, reset her password and police helped her keep her account safe since she had game them so much info.

I'm betting this happened in the same way. She gave them the info without really seeing any harm in it. Later on she mentions it to a friend who makes her realize what she may have just done. Lets keep it real here and understand that Apple sells computers related stuff, not guns. They have no business to have ever asked for such info. Last time I checked a Apple computer was still slightly cheaper than a house where such documents might be required.
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Que the new spam/fraud emails concerning "verify with us" and marked as sent by Apple....

Seems a bit over the top to require something like this for making purchases. I believe PayPal requires some of these types of documents to setup an account, but they are a bank so that is normal.

Bad move to be sending that information out like that though, this could just as easily turned out into a non-story where her identity was stolen and joined the rest of those victims.
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Apple fanboy right here

Because he made a legitimate point? Lol.
 
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Que the new spam/fraud emails concerning "verify with us" and marked as sent by Apple....

Seems a bit over the top to require something like this for making purchases. I believe PayPal requires some of these types of documents to setup an account, but they are a bank so that is normal.

Bad move to be sending that information out like that though, this could just as easily turned out into a non-story where her identity was stolen and joined the rest of those victims.

Actually PayPal isn't classed as a bank in the US wink.gif

And again, anti-fraud measures are normal. Fraud is a pretty big problem, if you think throwing hundreds of pounds away on a regular basis is no big deal I highly recommend you do not start your own company.

You also usually have to do something to trigger these checks. I would put good money on this woman ordering an iPad for her son, and setting the delivery address to somewhere not even remotely close to her billing address.
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