Look Out for This Scary Apple Email Scam

Customers received fake iTunes receipts that demanded their credit card info.

Most Popular

There's a scary email scam floating around that targets Apple users through a fake iTunes or App Store receipt, according to Business Insider. In typical phishing fashion, the emails look just like an Apple iTunes email, so it's easy to be fooled, and list invoices for movie purchases or Netflix subscriptions. There's a one-line warning that states, "If you did not make this purchase, we recommend that you go to Cancel and Refund Transaction," which is where the real trap is.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Most Popular

If you click the link, it takes you to a site that looks just like an Apple website, and asks for your account details and credit card info in order to issue your "refund." Apple said in a statement on its website, "The iTunes Store will never ask you to provide personal information or sensitive account information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) via email."

It might seem like an obvious tip-off (why would you be buying a Netflix subscription from the iTunes Store?), but if you use Apple TV, you might have purchased one from the App Store. If you get this email, do not click the link. Instead, go to "Settings" on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, and select "iTunes & App Store." Tap your Apple ID, then View Apple ID (this will prompt you for your password, and that's okay) Subscriptions and Manage to see a list of your subscriptions, suggests Lewis Heayns, Test Engineer in the Good Housekeeping Consumer Electronics and Engineering Lab.

In general, you should never open attachments when you don't know the sender or they look suspect, reminds Rachel Rothman, Chief Technologist at the Good Housekeeping Institute. "Take extra security precautions whenever you can by looking for websites with 'https://,' enabling two-step authentication on Gmail, and never perform secure transactions on public WiFi."

Be safe out there and share this story to warn your friends!

Via

From: Good Housekeeping

What do you think?

Life
Share
This 'Morning After' Breakfast Is the Perfect Fix For Your Hangover Woes...
...this party season.
Life
Share
Cosmopolitan Blogger Awards 2018
Nominate your favourite blogger NOW!
Life
Share
This Art Illustrator Documenting Priceless Moments of His Marriage is Simply Heartwarming
*heart melts into a puddle *😚😙
Life
Share
5 Crazy Jobs You Won't Believe People Get Paid to do
#3 is the dream!
Life
Share
4 Surprising Benefits of Taking a Shot of Olive Oil in the Morning
Glug one for health
Life
Share
Stories of Sexual Harassment and Assault Are Dominating the News, and We Need To Talk About How That's Affecting Survivors
It's not bad to feel bad when bad things are happening — it's human.
Life
Share
Your Horoscope for the Week of November 20
Everything you need to know for the upcoming week.
Life
Share
1 Thing No One Tells You About Life After Trauma
Adversity is everywhere. That doesn't diminish its meaning, it strengthens its power to unite us.
Life
Share
8 Foods That Help Soothe Sore Throats
Eat your way out of your next seasonal cold.
Life
Share
Mira Rajput Shared A Picture From Her Childhood And It's Oh-So Adorable
😻😻