If you registered to gain early access to the Apple Card rollout, you might receive an email from Apple asking for your correct Apple ID, even if you’ve already provided it.
Apple users have been singing up to be notified early about the Apple Card release. Apple has been sending out an “Apple Card Preview” email to a select number of those users. While the first wave of invites seems to have gone off without any major hitches, there has been an issue with the most recent round of emails.
The latest Apple Card email tells customers:
“You wanted to be one of the first to get Apple Card — a new kind of credit card created by Apple, not a bank. Good news: Here’s your chance to experience Apple Card before everybody else, so you can help us get ready for the public launch. 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 signed in to iCloud. Just complete a few simple steps so we can send your invitation.”
The email then instructs users on how to find their Apple ID on their iPhone and then re-enter it at: www.apple.com/apple-card to ensure they receive an invitation, which “may take up to 48 hours to arrive.”
While some users may be suspicious of the email, due to previous Apple-centric phishing attempts by the bad guys, it looks like this email is for real. The link in the email is genuine, as is the sender address of the email.
I can attest to the genuineness of the email, and have received the emails at both at my MacTrast email address, which is not my Apple ID, and at the address being used as my Apple ID. Multiple Reddit users have also reported receiving the emails. This suggests the email was mistakenly sent out to multiple users.
Users that have contacted Apple Support have been told Apple is aware of the issue and the issue has been forwarded to the Apple Card engineering team.