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Beware of "Apple iTunes Store Payment Cancellation" Phishing Scams

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Beware of "Apple iTunes Store Payment Cancellation" Phishing Scams

Apple customers are asked to be aware of fake email invoices (see below), which claim that they have purchased products or make payments from the iTunes store, and if you did not authorize the purchases or payments they should visit iTunes Payment Cancellation. The fake email invoices are being 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 a 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.

Sample of an "Apple iTunes Store Payment Cancellation" Phishing Scam

-----Original Message-----

From: Apple lD <noreply.apple2@haidarax4penn.com>

Sent: Tue, Jul 11, 2017 1:03 am

Subject: Invoice : Receipt from Apple Store #186160095608

Tax Invoice

APPLE ID BILLED TO

Iphone 6s TOTAL $72.99

DATE 10 JULY 2017

ORDER ID

MNQHY700KK DOCUMENT NO.

186160095608

App StoreTYPE PURCHASED FROM PRICE

LINE, 3300 LINE Coin LINE, 3300 LINE Coin

Report a Problem In-App Purchase Iphone 6s $72.99

TOTAL $72.99

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

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. And, 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.

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Remember to forward malicious or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com .

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