May 11th 2015
You are being warned to watch out for fraudulant emails claiming to be sent by Apple iTunes, detailing a recent purchase.
According to Action Fraud and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, the email states that if you did not make the purchase in question, you should click on the link provided to obtain a refund. Once redirected to a web page, you are asked to fill out your 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, most likely in order to access your bank accounts.
– 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 are certain that your device has not been compromised by malware.. Also consider contacting your bank to make them aware of the situation – money held in your account may be at risk.
– Ensure you always have up-to-date internet security software loaded and switched on.
If you receive one of these emails, report it to Action Fraud by calling 0300 123 2040 or by using the online reporting tool.