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Apple iTunes and App Store Phishing Scams - "If You Did Not Authorize This Purchase"

2015-11-20T09:13:48 -  +
Apple iTunes and App Store Phishing Scams -  "If You Did Not Authorize This Purchase"

Apple users, beware of the fake email messages below, which were sent by cyber-criminals to steal their potential victims Apple login information or credentials. And, although the fake email messages appear as if they were sent from Apple’s or other legitimate company’s email addresses, they were not. The cyber-criminals behind the phishing email messages, use a technique called email-spoofing, to make an email message appear as if it came from an email address, but was actually sent from another email address.

Please continue reading below.

Apple users, who were tricked by the fake and phishing email messages below, are asked to change their passwords immediately and contact Apple.

To avoid phishing scams that steals login or account credentials, Apple users should never click on a link to sign into their accounts, they should always use the following link: https://appleid.apple.com/signin.

The Fake or Phishing Apple iTunes Email Messages

iTunes Store

Dear ,

Thank you for purchasing the following item:

Product Name: MineCraft - Pocket Edition
Order Number: MHCVW293HD
Receipt Date: 04/03/2014
Order total: AUD 5.25

If you did not authorize this purchase, please visit the iTunes Payment Cancellation Form within the next 12 hours in order to cancel the payment.

You can find the iTunes Store Terms of Sale and Sales Policies by launching your iTunes application and clicking on Terms of Sale or Sales Policies.

Apple respects your privacy.

19 Nov 2015 SEQUENCE NO.
1-227195546
ORDER ID
MHBTVW7QKF DOCUMENT NO.
158103989869

App Store TYPE PURCHASED FROM PRICE

TomTom Western Europe
TomTom Western Europe

iOS App Desktop $42.99
Inclusive of VAT at 20%
VAT charged at 20% $7.17
TOTAL $42.99

If you did not authorize this purchase, please visit the iTunes Payment Cancellation Form

This is not a VAT notice. Copyright 2015 iTunes S.r.l.

All rights reserved

Thank you for buying the following product:

Product Name: World Of Go
Order Number: WUUFMWS5VW293H1D
Receipt Date: 24/06/2014
Order total: 11.15 €

If you did not authorize this purchase, please visit the iTunes Payment Cancellation Form within the next 12 hours in order to cancel the payment.

You can find the iTunes Store Terms of Sale and Sales Policies by launching your iTunes application and clicking on Terms of Sale or Sales Policies.

Apple respects your privacy.

Dear ,

Thank you for buying the following product:

Product Name: NFS - Pocket Edition
Order Number: MWUCVW293HD
Receipt Date: 27/03/2014
Order total: 7.65 â

If you did not authorize this purchase, please visit the iTunes Payment Cancellation Form within the next 12 hours in order to cancel the payment.

You can find the iTunes Store Terms of Sale and Sales Policies by launching your iTunes application and clicking on Terms of Sale or Sales Policies.

Apple respects your privacy.

Thank you for buying the following product:

Product Name: Fantastical 2 for iPhone - Calendar and Reminders
Order Number: 142374467291
Receipt Date: 08/06/2015
Order total: 3.99 GBP.
If you did not authorize this purchase, please visit the iTunes Payment Cancellation Form

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  • Posted: 2018-02-16T04:56:39 by an anonymous user from or near: Piscataway, New Jersey, United States

    Here is another scam:

    "Fri, Feb 16, 2018 12:32 am
    From: iTunes Payment Confirmation (custserv@timex.com

    APPLE ID
    XXXXXXXXX@aol.com

    BILLED TO
    Apple Store

    TOTAL $103.35
    INVOICE DATE 15 Feb 2018
    SEQUENCE NO. 1-8723465432
    ORDER ID MSYHB5654T78
    DOCUMENT NO. 165153276544

    iTunes Store

    TYPE PURCHASED FROM PRICE

    iTunes Store Family Membership App Store $99.00

    1 Year | 15 February 2018
    Report a Problem
    Subscription

    Subtotal $99.00
    Tax $0.00

    VAT charged at 20% $4.35

    TOTAL

    $103.35

    If you did not authorize this purchase, please visit the iTunes Payment Cancellation Form"

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  • Posted: 2017-11-18T19:24:39 by an anonymous user from or near: Palatine, Illinois, United States

    The latested one I recieved said:

    "What to do next?
    To view the details of your order please download & read (subscription_confirmation_agreement.pdf) in attachment and confirm your purchase.

    If we do not receive your reply for more than 24 hours, your order will be confirmed."


    Almost had me but I have learned NEVER click on a link if it in anyway looks suspicious and to search the internet for similar scams before doing anything. Glad I found the above information.

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  • Posted: 2017-10-08T15:57:15 by an anonymous user from or near: Poland, Maine, United States

    Got an e-mail that my payment was confirmed? Click a link for a cancellation form n they want my life history...

    Supposedly purchased a BIGOO? For 139.99. I have a ref # and order # and document #. Says purchase in-app?

    I will just ignore correct??

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    • Posted: 2017-10-08T16:27:11 by info

      Yes, just ignore them became they are fakes.

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  • Posted: 2017-09-16T22:22:28 by an anonymous user from or near: Buckhannon, West Virginia, United States

    I just found the same e-mail notice as well. I really appreciate that the prior poster put in the full email content, including noting what they found when checking the sender info. Ours was identical. This is a very helpful site. (Wish I'd seen it before I sent a screaming howler message to my child asking why they had ordered such an item.. Apology time..)

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  • Posted: 2017-09-15T20:06:18 by an anonymous user from or near: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

    Just received the scam phishing email tonight Sept 15 2017.
    "Premium Account Virtual Trainer Pro 3 yr subscription for $399.99
    Have 24 hours to cancel before ITunes account is charged"

    Did notice it said from iTunes Store but under that it said hallmark@rcm.hallmark.com

    I never click on links, went direct to website and there was nothing about this purchase anywhere on my account.

    I really hate these lazy scamming people.

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    • Posted: 2017-09-19T16:07:46 by an anonymous user from or near: Appleton, Wisconsin, United States

      Got the same email. Noticed the hallmark@rcm also. Went to my account to check.

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