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Beware of "Apple App Store Payment Cancellation" Phishing Scams

2018-03-15T10:10:04 -  +
Beware of "Apple App Store Payment Cancellation" Phishing Scams

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

A Sample of an "Apple App Store Payment Cancellation" Phishing Scam

From: App Store <u36zln5n8h4xcxgsrksofigws phypg3jk9t6wyu5 @fy2svikmtck9ur6xqnwg4zapjtvfspl8on0jwk6z .tuyultamvan02.business>

Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2018 8:49:03 AM

Subject: RE: [ GUEST ORDER APP STORE ] Please review your receipt invoice.

Dear

Thanks for purchasing at app store

Check your PDF Invoice

Your ID invoice is 41135017543945805329

Invoice TOTAL $21.28

DATE March 15, 2018

Confirmation Order SHIPPING TO

Ronald M Gilliland

4974 Ocello Street

San Diego, CA 92117

USA

ORDER ID JKUIEGDHTYO

DOCUMENT NO. 657453328911

App Store TYPE PURCHASED FROM PRICE

NBA 2K18

Action

Write a Review | Report a Problem

iOS App Ronald's iPhone $8.65

Football Manager Mobile 2018

Sport

Write a Review | Report a Problem

iOS App Ronald's iPhone $9.38

VAT charged at 20% $3.25

If you have any questions about your bill, visit Apple Support. Learn how to manage your password preferences for iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases.

TOTAL $21.28

If you did not make this purchase, please visit to the Apple Store Payment Cancellation and follow

the intructions for verification.

Apple ID Summary | Terms of Sale | Privacy Policy

Cancel Payment

FBI Anti-Piracy Warning Unauthorized copying is punishable under federal law.

Copyright © 2018 Apple Inc.

All rights reserved.

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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  • Posted: Jul 4, 2018 6:12 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "De: Apple
    Fecha: 3 de julio de 2018, 16:42:18 GMT-5

    Asunto: Re: Action Required: Manage your order ID914032 Jul 03, 2018

    To cancel your purchase within 48 hours of receiving this invoice, go to Cancel and Manage Subscriptions.

    This email confirms payment for music membership plan listed above. You will be billed each plan period until you cancel by downgrading to the free storage plan from your iOS device, Mac or PC.

    You may contact Apple for a full refund within 15 days of a monthly subscription upgrade or within 45 days after a yearly payment. Partial refunds are available where required by law.

    Learn how to manage your password preferences for iTunes, iBooks, and App Store purchases."

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 12, 2018 10:40 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Apple Support
    Date: April 12, 2018 6:05:51 PM PDT
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Bcc:
    Subject: Re : Your receipt from Apple. - | Thursday, April 12, 2018 - | ORDER ID MK8JZKWTD4

    Sniper Shooter: Gun Shooting"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 10, 2018 11:38 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Apple
    Date: April 5, 2018 6:07:37 PM PDT
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Subject: Re : Your receipt from Apple. - Doc/type #9435565765334 - [ Thursday, April 5, 2018 ]

    Dear Cl1ient,

    Your Apple ID has been used for In-App Purchase Guns of Glory in the App Store from a web browser..."

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 10, 2018 11:24 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Аρρlе <229pFec2-18-220-868-23@us-east-2computeamazonaws.com>
    Date: April 9, 2018 at 6:58:06 AM MDT
    Subject: [New Invoice] Your Receipt Payment.

    Epic Games

    Hi

    Thanks for your purchase from AppIe lD

    INVOICE ID: 229PFG6S
    ( Please keep a copy of this receipt for your records. )

    YOUR ORDER INFORMATION:

    Order ID: 229PFG6S

    Order Date: 09/04/2018 12:58:01
    Bill To:

    Source:
    Epic Games

    HERE'S WHAT YOU ORDERED:

    Description Seller Price

    2,500 ( 300 Bonus) V-Bucks Epic Games $ 24.99

    TOTAL [USD]: $ 24.99

    Click link below to Cancel
    Click Here

    Copyright © 2018 Apple Inc. All rights reserved."

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  • Posted: Mar 27, 2018 1:27 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    -- --- ---
    From: Apple Support
    Subject: Your invoice from Apple. - Saturday, March 24, 2018 - [ ORDER ID - MNQZ8B5JBH ]

    De: Apple Support
    Enviado: sábado, 24 de marzo de 2018 6:34 p. m.
    Asunto: Re : Your invoice from Apple. - Saturday, March 24, 2018 - [ ORDER ID - MNQZ8B5JBH ]

    Dear Client,

    Your Apple ID was just used to purchase Crusaders of Light Word from the App Store on a computer or device that had not previously been associated with that Appple ID on March 24, 2018

    Apple Support

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  • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 12:58 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Irving, Texas, United States

    What do I have to do, I have received 2 emails saying I bought things, and I clicked the link on both occasions.

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    • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 1:32 PM by info

      Please change your password and check your account for discrepancies.

      delete


  • Posted: Mar 18, 2018 4:25 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Manchester, England, United Kingdom

    Received this phishing email and I have never even had an apple account

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    • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 11:14 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Fulton, Missouri, United States

      The same with me. I dont have an Apple acct and have no charge card

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    • Posted: Mar 21, 2018 11:00 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Wausau, Wisconsin, United States

      March 20, 2018 I received one, so he has not been stopped

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  • Posted: Mar 16, 2018 5:11 PM by an anonymous user from or near: Vacaville, California, United States

    I received this Phishing scam and I typed in the link it did not work! I went to my apple account (which I have never set up) and I put in my email address and Password and it stated my apple account was locked and I needed to identify myself with name, address, phone # and SS# -- this is when I decided to look up the person who made the (fake) Purchased, which led me to this website telling me it was PHISHING!

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