Beware of Apple iTunes App Store Invoice Phishing Emails
August 17, 2016
Apple customers are asked to be aware of fake email invoices (see below) claiming that they have purchased products from Apple's App or iTunes store. The fake email invoices were sent by scammers to frighten and trick the recipients into clicking on the links within them by claiming they need to do so in order to cancel the purchases and get a refund. But, once the recipients click on the link in the fake email invoices, they will be taken to phishing website that steals personal, financial, and Apple credentials (usernames and passwords).
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Therefore, Apple customers who have received email invoices appearing as if they were sent from Apple, should avoid clicking on the links in them. They should instead, sign directly into the iTunes Store on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC, or Apple TV and check their accounts.
One of the Fake Apple Invoice Email Invoices
From: Apple firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 17 August 2016 at 16:20:19 BST
Subject: Your Invoice No.18479101
Thank you for buying the following product on 17/08/2016 13:30:23 PM.
Product Name : Minecraft Pocket Edition
Order Number: 18479101
Receipt Date: 17/08/2016 13:30:23 PM
Order Total: 1.17 GBP
If you did not authorize this purchase, please click here for refund.
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Apple users who are recipients of the email voices claiming that they have ordered a product they did not, and who have clicked on the link in them, should change their Apple password and contact Apple Support for help.
Remember, the best protection against phishing scams, is to avoid clicking on links in email messages, social media messages and text messages to sign into online accounts. Going directly to your online account’ service provider websites or using a legitimate app to sign into your online accounts will prevent you for falling victims to phishing scams that steal personal , financial and account credentials.
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