PUBG Mobile Coin Ultimate Pack is a phishing tool bad actors use to steal private information from unwitting PUBG players. It has also been used to phish that same information from Apple users who have no connection at all to PUBG. Here's what you need to know about it.
PUBG Mobile Coin Ultimate Pack Phishing Scam Explained
Typical PUBG phishing attempts include creating a web page that purports to be able to generate in-game currency for free. In exchange, these sites ask for personal information from the user. That information can include credit card details, addresses and more.
The PUBG Mobile Coin Ultimate Pack scheme adds a new layer. Rather than wait for players to attempt to claim supposedly free coins, it sends people an email claiming they have already purchased an item called "PUBG Mobile Coin Ultimate Pack" from the Apple store. The email, which masquerades as one from Apple itself, includes a link at which users can cancel the purchase.
That link instead leads to a site requesting private information such as the user's social security number.
If you receive a suspicious email like this, avoid clicking any links in the email. You can hover your mouse over the link and see where it will lead you in the bottom left of your browser window. If it leads anywhere but to an official-looking Apple URL, disregard the email.
If you're still unsure, reach out to Apple support yourself to confirm the contents of the email.