Apple Card Invitation Wrongly Arrives for Non-US Users

An internal problem in requesting Apple card has caused several users since last Monday to receive a somewhat dubious email from Ma about resending the iCloud email associated with an Apple ID. Not only was this error enough, it also caused another glitch: Customers outside the United States were also notified of the Apple Card invitation.

These emails are apparently being sent to users who had previously requested the Apple Card what can actually be done by people from anywhere through the card page. In the message, Ma states that the email address used in the Apple Card request does not match a registered Apple ID, but there are those who claim to have entered the correct address.

You wanted to be among the first to get the Apple Card is a new type of credit card created by Apple, not by a bank. Good news: Here's your chance to try the Apple Card before everyone else, so you can help us prepare for the public release. Your early access invitation is waiting, but we need your Apple ID to send it. The email address you provided does not match an Apple ID registered with iCloud. Just complete a few simple steps so we can send your invitation.

The company then provides some steps for the user to verify their Apple ID and enter their account on the Apple Card page to ensure receipt of the invitation under other circumstances, this would be a possible example of phishing, but everything points to the legitimacy of the email and the page, which indicates that this was, in fact, an internal error. One of the affected users contacted Apple and was informed that Apple is aware of the problem.

According to the AppleInsider, users from Canada, Spain, France, Ireland and the UK have so far mistakenly received the email about the Apple Card. The mystery, however, is why these emails are being sent to US residents who have entered a valid email address.

Given the scope of the problem, Apple is likely to issue a statement on the issue; We will update this article as soon as (or if) this happens.

via MacRumors | image: WIRED