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Chinese spammers target Apple iCalendar users with sketchy invites for Black Friday deals

Group of people working on Apple laptops
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Group of people working on Apple laptops

It seems that some Apple users are being plagued with Chinese spam in the form of iCalendar invites.

Searches for "iCal spam" have spiked over the past month, and on Friday, the unsolicited invitations prompted many to complain to Apple and post on social media.



Many users complained of deals in Chinese for Ray-Ban glasses or Ugg boots. A spokesman for Ugg parent company Deckers said the company doesn't do joint promotions and does not distribute iCalendar promotions, adding that the UGG is one of the most counterfeited brands globally.

CNBC also reached out to Ray-Ban parent Luxottica and Apple for comment.

Luckily, tech blogs like 9to5Mac were able to find one solution to the spam: creating a new calendar and moving all the unwanted invitations to it, then deleting the calendar.