If you need to choose between two gadgets, where both offer same functionality but one endows an advanced technology, then one with the advanced technology will surely be your choice. Similarly, if one has to choose between MobileMe and Apple iCLOUD, then the later would be an evident choice. But before you decide a transition to the Apple iCLOUD, just put your plans to halt and look before you leap! You may be the next victim to the scammers, who are keeping a keen eye on your transition. So be cautious; you may receive fake e-mails that appear to be shooting straight from the Apple store team. Being a MobileMe user, you may be trapped in mails that urge you to make a transition to the Apple iCLOUD service by clicking over the links. You may perhaps perceive the links to be directed from the Apple authority and may click to subscribe, but you are being nailed. Beware if ever you come across an e-mail that says:
“Dear MobileMe member,
Please sign up for iCLOUD and click the submit botton [sic], you'll be able to keep your old email address and move your mail, contacts, calendars, and bookmarks to the new service. Your subscription will be automatically extended through July 31, 2012, at no additional charge. AfterThat [sic] date, MobileMe will no longer be available.
Click here to update iCLOUD (linked text).
The Apple store Team
A serious observation clears few of the terms that eventually indicate that the mail has been sent from the fraudsters. Some of the apparent factors that would make you aware of the e-mail being a fake one are:
- Â The mail is sent from no-reply@iCLOUD.com instead of genuine Apple.com e-mail address.
- Â It has poor grammar and various spelling mistakes.
- Mail being directed form the "Apple store team" points out an obvious error, as the Apple store team is separate from the iCLOUD and MobileMe teams, who are involved in the development process.
- Unnecessary confusion, as on one hand it asks you to sign up for iCLOUD and on the other hand it suggests you for a subscription so as to keep your MobileMe account active for the following year.
- The link would take you to an entry form, asking you to enter your credit card details.
To be on a safer side, just verify the information mentioned in the mail from the official website of MobileMe or iCLOUD. This scam is another add-on to the growing list of scams that we come across every day. This time Apple users are being targeted as it is undergoing a transitional phase and users want to seek relevant news and updates. So before you give into such offers, take time to check its authentication. This will help you to save your hard earned money from being drained.