Watch out for the £20 iTunes scam

29 July 2016
Watch out for the £20 iTunes scam

If you are someone who uses iTunes, you need to keep an eye out for a scam email that's doing the rounds, which are being sent to people with the claim that they've been charged over £20 to download a song.

The email claims to be from Apple, which of course it isn't, and it says you've made a purchase through iTunes for a track that costs £23.34.

In the email, there's a link to hit, which claims to take you to a place where you can 'cancel and manage subscriptions'.

As this is a scam, it obviously takes you to a dodgy website, where you're asked for your personal details.

When Apple were informed about this phishing scam, they replied with the company policy: "The iTunes Store will never ask you to provide personal information or sensitive account information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) via email."

"Email messages that contain attachments or links to non-Apple websites are from sources other than Apple, although they may appear to be from the iTunes Store. Most often, these attachments are malicious and should not be opened. You should never enter your Apple account information on any non-Apple website."

There's also been scam texts sent out to people about this, and Apple say that this is not a way of contacting customers that they do.

"In general, all account-related activities will take place in the iTunes application directly, not through a web browser. If you are asked to update your account information, make sure that you do so only in iTunes or on a legitimate page on, such as the online Apple Store."

So there you go. We suspect most of you will know this, but if you know someone who might not, then give them the heads-up so they don't get sucker-punched by a scam.

TOPICS:   Scams   Technology

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