Watch out for iTunes receipt scam this Valentine's Day

9 February 2009

With the galactic success of iTunes in no doubt, it was only a matter of time before the spam-meisters got involved and tried their luck.  With tens of millions accounts worldwide, a scattershot approach through bulk spamming will reach an intended target plenty of times over.

Webuser reports that security researchers have seen an email being spammed out in high volumes, posing as an iTunes receipt. In fact it's a scam to persuade you to buy medications and Valentine's Day gifts. You know what kind of medications.

There's no malware attached to the email; it simply redirects users through to third party sites. Having said that, anybody buying a Valentine's Day gift from an online pharmacy is probably in a doomed relationship anyway, so maybe it's for the best.

[webuser]

TOPICS:   Scams

5 comments

  • Liddle m.
    Glad to see the BW team has awoken from it's drunken weekend at last. But now you've spoiled my Valentine's Day gift idea, could you suggest a more appropriate alternative?
  • jjgreen
    Whoops just re-read the title ; on my first reading i just saw 'Itunes scam' and thought yes but that's not news....
  • Paul S.
    @Liddle ol' me - we've had you covered for ages... :) http://www.bitterwallet.com/ask-the-readers-how-do-you-do-romance-on-a-budget/7193 http://www.bitterwallet.com/hotukdeals-of-the-day-tuesday-3rd-february/7229
  • Jeffrey
    Bitterwallet: Hot News! Spam Exists! Slow news day, I guess.
  • Liddle m.
    Thank you Paul. A Rabbit it is then!

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