How to recognize fake Apple invoices


  • Tech News
  • Saturday, 14 Apr 2018

Fraudsters are using well-made fakes of Apple invoices to try to get personal data from iTunes, App Store and Apple Music customers. — dpa

Fraudsters are using well-made fakes of Apple invoices to try to get personal data from iTunes, App Store and Apple Music customers. — dpa

Fraudsters are using well-made fakes of Apple invoices to try to get personal data from iTunes, App Store and Apple Music customers. Here are some tips on how to spot them.

– The address: Scammers will rarely have your correct billing address.

– Check your purchase history: If the details in the bill don't match those in the official App Store or iTunes Store, it's most likely a scam.

– Data query: According to Apple, the company's genuine invoices never seek a user's personal information such as their full credit card number or the card's verification number (CCV).

– Updates: If you receive an email asking you to update your account or payment information you should only do so while in the Settings of your iPhone or iPad or within iTunes or the App Store on your computer.

Generally, you should never click on a link in an email to update your personal or financial details, as this link could take you to a fake site designed to capture your data, even if it looks genuine. — dpa