Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams

The email messages below which claim that you have ordered items from the Apple store are phishing or fake email messages sent by cyber-criminals to steal your Apple account username, password, financial and personal information. Remember, never click on a link in an email message or respond to an email message with your personal or financial information. Please see more samples of the phishing email messages in the comment section below.

Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams

The Fake Apple or Phishing Email Messages

You've bought a game "Nature Calling" from the Apple Store.

It may take a few moments for this transaction to appear in your account.

If you have not authorized this charge, log in as soon as possible to cancel the payment!

Apple Store Transaction Cancellation Form

When the payment will be canceled you will get a full refund.

Apple Store United Kingdom

Apple Store Purchase Confirmation

Thank you for purchasing the following item: TomTom

Order Number:

Receipt Date 29/12/2014

Order total GBP $4.99

Tranaction Cancellation Form

Confirm your personal and billing information in order to cancel the transaction

Although, the email messages appear as if they came from Apple, they were not. So, ensure that you never click on a link in an email message to sign into your Apple account or respond to emails like the ones above with your personal or financial information.

Only sign into your Apple account, confirm or update your information using following link:

The phishing scam is similar to:

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September 4, 2020 at 9:10 AM by
Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Portland, Maine, United States

"Reminder : 【 E-Payment Receipt 】 your order has been success 【 Payment Information 】 Transaction has been Approved on : 09/03/2020. [FWD]

Thank You.

Please update your account payment if you dont buy anything on this application. Your billing setup could not be completed. More information please click our document.

Order Number : E-03669859

Order Date : Thursday, 3 September 2020 [EDT]

Item Price

VIP SMULE MAGIC (1 Month All Access Pass) $ 21.76

Tax: $ 0.00

Total: $ 21.76

Payment Method:

Card/Credit Card"

I have NO idea what Smule Magic is. Looked it up and I would never purchase a singing app. Checking my bank account.


February 7, 2020 at 3:21 PM by
Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Raleigh, North Carolina, United States

I'm a Samsung user. Ignore, delete this purchase email with Adobe receipt? I don't have an Apple account.



January 20, 2020 at 8:17 PM by
Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

I got this one "Thanks! Your Purchase of "Pathfinder Adventures" has been Paid on Tuesday, January 21, 2020!

Open attached file to view your Purchase, manage or cancel your orders.


January 5, 2020 at 7:39 AM by
Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams

"Hello. I have gotten a few of these emails. I didn't know what to do until I searched for it and clicked on the link. I will also be contacting Apple about this. I don't have an Apple account with them.

Asphalt 8 - Airbone #418238121.pdf 121 KB

Receipt-PokemonGO.pdf 42 KB

E-Receipt.January 4, 20.docx 47 KB"

Received via email.


December 2, 2019 at 5:37 PM by
Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

I received the following email message which I believe is fraudulent, since I have not ordered anything recently from you.

We notify you of some one hαs been login α new device for α using your αccount.

thαt someone hαs used your Aρρ Store αccount for suspicious Trαnsαctions,

Trαnsαctions detαils :

Dαte αnd Time : 12/2/2019 5:44:01 PM.

Order number : #AP3PXD517F

Stαtus : in-Processing

Pαyment : CreditCαrd

Order Totαl : $66.06

Please email me at and tell me what, if anything, to do!


July 21, 2019 at 7:31 PM by
Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Warminster, Pennsylvania, United States

This is the message I just received.

"We accepted your payment purchase 'Storage 5TB Plan ' on July 21, 2019.

To view your orders, manage or request a cancellation, please download and open the attached PDF file.

As always, customer service is our number one priority.

If you have any questions or comments, please visit our support site."

I didn't open it or click on the link.


July 12, 2019 at 7:55 PM by
Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Romeoville, Illinois, United States

"We accepted your payment purchase 'Villagers & Heroes' on July 10, 2019.

To view your orders, manage or request a cancellation, please download and open the attached PDF file.

As always, customer service is our number one priority.

If you have any questions or comments, please visit our support site.


Received email on 7-10-19. I never ordered this game.


July 5, 2019 at 5:54 PM by
Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Newark, New Jersey, United States

Just received a confirmation of an apple purchase for "Asphalt Extreme". A game when I don't play any games, so it's a fake.


June 23, 2019 at 7:32 PM by
Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Venice, Florida, United States

Just received an Apple ID Summary

Terms of Sale

Privacy Policy

Copyright 2019 Apple Inc.

1 Infinite Loop

Cupertino, Ca 95014

Looks like an itune purchase for 39.99

Did not order


April 8, 2019 at 11:06 AM by
Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams
an anonymous user from: Birmingham, Alabama, United States

Just received email showing I owed $54.30 for In-App Purchase. Looked legit but instructed to click on "Payment Resolution" link if I did not authorize the purchase. I deleted the email without clicking on anything.


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How To Recognize a Phishing Scam

Scammers use email or text messages to try to steal your passwords, account numbers, or Social Security numbers. If they get that information, they could get access to your email, bank, or other accounts. Or they could sell your information to other scammers. Scammers launch thousands of phishing attacks like these every day — and they’re often successful.

Scammers often update their tactics to keep up with the latest news or trends, but here are some common tactics used in phishing emails or text messages:

Phishing emails and text messages often tell a story to trick you into clicking on a link or opening an attachment. You might get an unexpected email or text message that looks like it’s from a company you know or trust, like a bank or a credit card or utility company. Or maybe it’s from an online payment website or app. The message could be from a scammer, who might

  • say they’ve noticed some suspicious activity or log-in attempts — they haven’t
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  • say you need to confirm some personal or financial information — you don’t
  • include an invoice you don’t recognize — it’s fake
  • want you to click on a link to make a payment — but the link has malware
  • say you’re eligible to register for a government refund — it’s a scam
  • offer a coupon for free stuff — it’s not real

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Apple Store Purchase Confirmation Phishing Scams