Purpose of today's assignment is simple:
I wanted to know where it came from...Boy, was I in for a ride.
The issue with this email is not isolated one, as my partner also receives them and she is not really tech savvy person, therefore for somebody like her this type of email can appear genuine. The logic behind this (badly/cleverly?) socially engineered message is that if you are an owner of an Idevice you definitely have an ICloud account with your debit card linked. Seeing unauthorized payment coming from Apple would evoke a response to investigate further with the worry that an iCloud account could have been used by somebody else to make a purchase! First reaction is to login and investigate of course, and designers of the above email, conveniently provided you with the Login Now link.
How do I know it is not from Apple itself ?
1) Sign number one:
The title of the email massage says:
"RE : [ Invoice Received ] [ News Report Statement Alert ] Reminder: Your AppIelD was make a payment Invoice ID: 2950320884"