If you get a message in your email, chances are it is a phishing attempt. Now I don’t have an apple account so I was immediately suspicious. Since I use Thunderbird for my email it also suggested the email was most likely a scam. What the sender is hoping is that there recipient is not aware that the offer of $100 is a fraud attempt.
This message was actually sent via one of our webform addresses. The spammers harvest addresses from websites as well as emails that contain multiple recipient addresses. This is one of the reasons you should always take care when you address your emails. You should never forward emails that have addresses in them.
When I hover the active link, “to aquire your appla discount card” I can see that it is directed towards a site that is NOT Apple.
When this link is clicked it takes to this bogus site then redirects to another site. This is designed to keep the scam alive a little bit longer before their ILLEGAL activities are noticed and terminated. I entered a random number and was taken to the following page.
This page is designed to trick you into believing you are heading to an apple website. The next page is where your details are harvested.
If you are tricked into filling the form with a promise of $100, you will almost certainly get your credit card debited for multiple amounts of around $50 each. This is the magic amount where it is not worth attempting to get your money back.
All you can do if you get to this point before you realize you have been scammed, is go to your bank and get your credit card cancelled.