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Apple 'Find My iPhone' emails look phishy, cause confusion

Apple has updated the 'Find My iPhone' service to include a feature that sends the account holder an email once the handset has been located if it was offline when the search was carried out.
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Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Contributor on

Apple has updated the 'Find My iPhone' service to include a feature that sends the account holder an email once the handset has been located if it was offline when the search was carried out.

However, there are problems. First, some people seem to be receiving these emails despite not having recently used the 'Find My iPhone' service. I've personally seen this happen with one of out iPhones ('Find My iPhone' had been used a few days earlier but had successfully located the handset), and I've heard and read a few similar accounts from other 'Find My iPhone' users. Possibly it's a bug related to rolling out the feature.

Another problem is that the emails being sent out look and sound spammy or like a phishing attempt. There's the spammy sounding 'Dear MobileMe member,' dodgy grammar ('... was located at June 8, 2011 on 4:58 AM.') and weird instructions ('You can view this device’s location for the next 24 hours with the Find My iPhone app or at me.com/find').

On first blush I thought this was a spam or phishing email, but it appears genuine and seems to trace back to Apple.

Hey Apple, if you're going to send out emails, make them less spammy!

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