If you’ve just found an email claiming to be from Apple, don’t open it.
In another attempt to scam iTunes users out of their details, an elaborate and very convincing email has been sent out. And it looks almost identical to an official invoice from Apple.
The email claims you recently purchased a song from the iTunes Store.
Here’s what it looks like:
— florence (@FloLamps) July 23, 2016
Those who receive the email are told they now have a £23.34 charge for the song ‘For You’ by Lil Kesh.
But the invoice is fake and part of a scheme to scare people into clicking the ‘Cancel and Manage Subscriptions’ link provided at the end of the email.
Once you click the link, it takes you to a fraudulent webpage that is not part of Apple, the Daily Star reports.
Also, nearly got caught by email scam for the first time… Dead legit looking Apple email, the lad fucked it by asking for card details ??
— Marcus Williams (@Marky1997) July 28, 2016
Users are then asked for personal details which are used to hack their Apple account.
If you didn’t know it was a scam, you may just fall for it – the email looks pretty convincing. And by using a highly priced song, the scammers are hoping enough people will be fooled into clicking the fake link.
In actuality, though, Apple will never ask you for personal details.
They state on their 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.
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.
Basically, don’t open the email. Just delete it.