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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Scammers Hit iTunes Users!

Scammers have targeted iTunes users with emails telling them they have been charged more than £20 to download a song.

The emails display an invoice, which details an alleged song purchase from iTunes for £23.34.
Other users have reported being sent invoices for £18.99.


The message appears to encourage users to click a link to "cancel and manage subscriptions", but in fact leads them to a fraudulent website which asks for personal details.

Apple has warned that the emails appear to be an online scam known as phishing - when users are lured into handing over details following what they believe to be genuine correspondence from companies.

In a statement Apple said: "The iTunes Store will never ask you to provide personal information or sensitive account information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) via email.

"Email messages that contain attachments or links to non-Apple websites are from sources other than Apple, although they may appear to be from the iTunes Store.

"Most often, these attachments are malicious and should not be opened.

"You should never enter your Apple account information on any non-Apple website."

Other iTunes users have been sent text messages with phishing links in them.

Apple added: "In general, all account-related activities will take place in the iTunes application directly, not through a web browser.

"If you are asked to update your account information, make sure that you do so only in iTunes or on a legitimate page on Apple.com, such as the online Apple Store."

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