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Warning Apple iTunes scam doing the rounds

WATCH OUT: Apple says the iTunes Store will never contact customers asking them to provide their sensitive information online.
WATCH OUT: Apple says the iTunes Store will never contact customers asking them to provide their sensitive information online.

SCAMMERS are using the guise of an Apple iTunes logo to try and deceive people and steal their personal details.

A warning has been issued that emails are being circulated that appear to be from the Apple Store confirming expensive purchases that were made on an iTunes account and containing a link to dispute the purchase.

Police say the email duplicates an authentic iTunes message and features the Apple logo, but is not from the Apple store.

The costly items and convincing fake receipt are designed to alarm people into clicking on the link to dispute the purchases and attribute them to a hacker.

"Don't even be tempted to click through, as you will simply end up at a bogus website," authorities warn.

"It's a phishing scam and if you enter your personal and financial details, you're at risk of becoming a victim of credit card fraud or identity theft."

A warning has previously been issued on Australia's hoax-slayer website.

According to the information about phishing on the official Apple website: "The iTunes Store will never ask you to provide personal information or sensitive account information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) via email."

NSW Police have turned to social media to warn email users about the scam. 

Topics:  coffs clarence police, scam



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