Fake iTunes Receipt Spam making the rounds
Spam, oh how we hate it.
Turns out there is a new form of iTunes-related Spam, and this is not just affecting iTunes users, but non-iTunes users too.
The email, is in the form of a typical iTunes receipt.
There are few things you can keep an eye out for
- The Song Listed: "Whatever You Like [Digital 45]" is priced a little high
- The Totals don't add up - $372.99 = $984.99 = $795.99 = $976.99??
- Billed To: Store Credit - Have you topped up with Store Credit?
- The Date is formatted DD/MM/YY which in some countries is wrong
- The Currency is $, so if you live in Europe, UK or somewhere where "$" isn't you currency, its not for you!
Sophos Security Blog, says that if any of the links on the receipt are clicked then it will redirect you to a Canadian Pharmacy page with advice on how to please you significant other.
If you can add up, or know how a receipt works, you will notice the 'totals' and be smart enough to realise its not a legitimate email.
Just keep an eye out for these emails.
this is a very new issue and they are working to get it under control. They said to delete the e-mail from your inbox and do not click on any of the links provided. If you received this e-mail and do have an iTunes account, check the account to make sure everything is in order.
Have you guys seen these?
[Sophos Security Blog, wkbn]