Surprise, surprise, the Apple iTunes scam is back! Here is everything you need to know.
It seems to happen two or three times every year and this one is no different, the Apple iTunes scam is back targeting your card details.
Fake iTunes receipts are doing the rounds again, designed to dupe people by looking authentic and genuine.
You wouldn’t be the first, or last to get caught out, so let’s warm up the bullshizzle filtration system and see what it’s all about.
How the Apple iTunes scam works
You’ll receive a fake invoice for something you haven’t paid for, aiming to panic you into thinking something dodgy is going on in your iTunes account.
‘Luckily’ for the disgruntled customer there is a handy link just below the invoice prompting you to get in touch if you think there has been a mistake.
The link takes you on a magical internet mystery tour to a window where you’ll be prompted to enter your Apple login.
And with that one easy to make mistake, they’re into your account and have access to your card details.
How do you know if your email is a scam?
There are a few things to look out for to determine whether your email is genuine or a scam.
They just won’t make any sense, like literally NONE!
You’ll have songs at prices that are extortionate compared to the real thing.
You may even find you have a ‘Netflix subscription’ for £30 to £40 – way over the actual cost.
The trick here is to make it so deliberately obvious that there is a mistake, you hit the link without thinking.
Email subject line
This is probably the easiest way to tell.
Apple iTunes scam invoices come with the subject line – ‘Your Apple invoice no (number) and Order receipt no (number)’.
All genuine Apple receipts have the same subject line in the email – ‘Your receipt from Apple’ or ‘Your invoice from Apple’.
No variations, nada, zilch!
The small print
When was the last time you saw a corporate email without a shed load of terms and conditions and a company address at the bottom of it?
NEVER I tell you!
If that is missing, it’s highly likely that the email is fake and it’s a scam.
If you think you have been targeted, report it to Apple here.
My link, is of course, genuine!
Have you been targeted by the Apple iTunes scam?
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