If you are a MobileMe subscriber, you might have probably got one of these already. There has been a great scam for MobileMe subscriber in which they are asked to giveaway their MobileMe passwords. The email tells that your MobileMe folders have been infected by some virus and you have been automatically updated to the new version of the antivirus.
And to stop the virus from spreading on the internet, the people who sent you the email claim that they need your MobileMe password. There is also a threat that if you don’t reply to this email, your MobileMe subscription will be terminated. This is the point where most unaware users will giveaway the log in details. But you must not.
No company, including Apple, will ever ask you for your password. If they want, which I supposed they don’t, companies such as Apple can just shoot a query to their database to get all your log in detail, including your password. So there is no need for them to ask you this, that too in an email.
So never ever reply to such emails, just delete them and get back to your work without worry. The email is as given below, keep an eye for this.
“Dear MobileMe Subscriber,
A DGTFX Virus has been detected in your MobileMe folders. Your email account has to be upgraded to our new Secured DGTFX anti-virus 2011 version to prevent damages to our web mail log and to your important files. Click your reply tab, Fill the columns below and send back to us or your email account will be terminated to avoid spread of the virus.
Note that your password will be encrypted with 1024-bit RSA keys for your password safety.
All MobileMe User Should Reply Now !!!
Failure to do this will immediately render your Web-email address deactivated from our database.