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Beware of "iCloud Payment Cancellation" Scam

2018-04-04T12:50:09 -  +
Beware of "iCloud Payment Cancellation" Scam

Apple customers are asked to be aware of fake iCloud email invoices (see below), which claim that they have made an In-App Purchase, and if you did not authorize the purchase or payment they should click the link in it to cancel or view payment history. 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).

Please continue below.

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 "iCloud Payment Cancellation" Phishing Scam

From: iCloud <purchases2.mail.applesupport.number-281034@noreplly.net>

Sent: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 4:59 PM

Subject: Re : Your receipt from iCloud. - [ Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ]

Dear Client.

Your iCloud has been used for In-App Purchase War Commander: Rogue Assault in the App Store from a web browser:

Date : 04 Apr 2018 6:51:39

Location : Australia

Browser : Safari 9

IP address : 1.132.107.9

Operating system : iPhone:

CPU iPhone OS 11.2.6 like Mac OS X

If the information mentioned above is familiar to you, you can ignore this message.

If you want to view your payment history or cancel your payment. Please find the PDF document attached at this email by following the instructions.

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.

Please share with us what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

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

Also, report scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

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  • Posted: Apr 5 at 10:37 AM by info

    Here is anothers scam:

    "From: Transaction Orders
    Date: March 29, 2018 at 4:16:20 PM EDT
    To: undisclosed-recipients:;
    Subject: [Summary iCloud Order]Receipt subscription renewal

    Thank you for Buying Gift Card App Store & iTunes.

    If you made this purchase, you can disregard this email.
    It was only sent to alert you in case you had not made this purchase yourself.
    If you not authorize this purchase, we recommend that you to open the [PDF]
    type attachment we sent,
    then click CANCEL ORDER. In the attachment section

    Regards,
    The App Store team"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 4 at 4:52 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "Your receipt from iCloud

    Apple Support Wed, Apr 4, 2018 at 1

    Receipt

    APPLE ID
    SHIPPED TO
    Scott thomson
    6 Bronte Walk
    coventry, CV25HQ
    GBR

    TOTAL $149.99
    INVOICE DATE 4 Apr 2018
    SEQUENCE NO. 1-1666526523
    ORDER ID MNQZ8B5JBH
    DOCUMENT NO. 7384564023043

    App Store TYPE PURCHASED FROM PRICE
    War Commander: Rogue Assault- Bag of Gold

    Report a Problem
    In-App

    Purchase iPhone $149.99
    TOTAL $149.99

    If you didn't make this purchase or if you believe an unauthorized person is attempting to access your account. click here to cancel your purchase.

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

    To cancel your purchase within 5 days of receiving this invoice, report a problem or contact us.

    Learn more about your right of withdrawal

    Apple ID Summary • Terms of Sale • Privacy Policy
    Copyright © 2018 Apple Distribution International

    All rights reserved
    Hollyhill Industrial Estate, Hollyhill, Cork, Ireland. Ireland VAT Reg No. IE9700053D"

    delete


  • Posted: Apr 4 at 4:50 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Apple
    Sent: Thursday, 5 April 2018 3:28 AM
    Subject: Re : Your receipt from Apple. - Doc. 98456432304 - [ Wednesday, April 4, 2018 ]"

    delete


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