There is currently an email being sent around posing as an Apple account verification email. It is very similar to a genuine Apple email, but the way to differentiate lies within the Sender’s email address. There are two things to check for within the Sender’s email address the verify the email’s authenticity:
1. A genuine email from apple will always come from an address ending in “apple.com”.
2. A genuine email can be in the format of “something.apple.com”, but not “apple.something.com”.
A screenshot of the email has been included below with the Sender’s address highlighted for reference. There are multiple versions of this email from different addresses, but if you use the above rules you can identify if the email you receive is fake or genuine.
If in any doubt please contact Apple.com or Amshire’s Support desk.