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Apple App Store Email Scam: Fake Invoices

Fake App Store email invoices like the one below, which claim the recipients have purchased products or make payments from the App Store, and if they did not authorize the purchases or payments they should visit App Store Payment Cancellation. The fake email invoices are being sent by scammers or cybercriminals 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.

An Apple App Store Email Scam

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

Sent: Thursday, October 15, 2019 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 © 2019 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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  • June 17, 2020 at 10:16 AM by an anonymous user from: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

    My wife opened the link on her iPhone. She closed it and changed her Apple ID password. Should we do anything else?

    • June 17, 2020 at 11:35 AM by info

      No, but keep checking your account and credit card statements for any unwanted or fraudulent charges.

  • June 5, 2020 at 7:36 PM by info

    "From: Apple Support ‍ <donot-reply.dbf8pynzrdo.cocpsess20490122.222434@mdwuhrefiu9ni22.com>

    To: "noreply-purchase-service1_@mail.app.store.com" <noreply-purchase-service1_@mail.app.store.com>

    Sent: Friday, June 5, 2020, 01:39:40 PM PDT

    Subject: Re: Important Notice - #842259222447 - Your recent purchase " Mario Kart Tour - Ruby x135 " from App Store. Date: Friday, June 5, 2020..."

    Here is another scam.

  • May 23, 2020 at 6:12 PM by an anonymous user from: Mooresburg, Tennessee, United States

    SHAME ON ME!

    I did open the email I received as I wanted to cancel the order and let them know that I did not place the order. Now WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE SURE MY INFO IS NOT OUT THERE?

    This is the entire email, please help me :(

    Fw: [Notice - Order] [Confirmation - Invoice] You've made a Purchase Order from Hulu: Stream TV shows & movies on Fri, ‌‌May 22, 2020 (CS‌‌‌‌‌‌.oC#STW98218_298637-08562305)

    Yahoo/Inbox

    ‌‌‌Apple‌‌‌ ‌‌‌Store ‌‌‌- godont.replysbokushoku-no_hakizxa0802@goingmerry-iluminati.malt863505.astrasilaminati.com

    To:user@ordermail.aeppstore.com

    Bcc:dotsdottie@yahoo.com

    Fri, May 22 at 5:33 PM

    HULU.ReceiptOrder-Invoice_bj05.pdf

    193.8kB

    Fw: [Notice - Order] [Confirmation - Invoice] You've made a Purchase Order from Hulu: Stream TV shows & movies on Fri, ‌‌May 22, 2020 (CS‌‌‌‌‌‌.oC#STW98218_298637-08562305)

    • May 23, 2020 at 6:23 PM by info

      Change your Apple password.

  • December 2, 2019 at 5:26 PM by an anonymous user from: Richland, Pennsylvania, United States

    I am getting multiple calls from a recording saying they are from Apple and that my Icloud acct has been accessed and to call them. Is this legitimate? I don't think it is and I have not called back. I also today am getting calls from the Apple store

    • December 2, 2019 at 5:41 PM by info

      It is a scam. Apple will not call you like that.

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