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Beware of spam emails pretending to be from Apple iTunes

Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) have been made aware that there are currently a number of emails being sent out that appear to be coming from Apple iTunes, detailing a recent purchase.

The email states that if customers did not purchase the item they should click on the link provided to obtain a refund. Once redirected to a web page they are asked to fill out their card and other personal details.

This is a spam email with links to a malicious web page that is being used to harvest personal details, possibly in order to access victim’s bank accounts.

Protect yourself:

  • Double check where the email has come from before clicking on the link.
  • Check your iTunes account for recent activity.
  • Consider contacting iTunes separately to double check your account activity.
  • Remember iTunes will not request your personal details via email or through attached links.
  • If you have filled in one of the forms, do not use online banking until you have had your computer checked out by an expert. Also consider contacting your bank to make them aware of the situation – money held in your account may be at risk.

If you receive one of these emails report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or by using the online reporting tool.

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