My mother was recently caught up in some unfortunate credit card fraud. Unknown to her until she received a bill from her credit card company charging her a not-nasty 102. Been she knew that they she hadn’t gone to thecarphone warehouse and spent any amount there. She immediately phoned them up enquiry into possible credit card fraud, turns out to be true. But how? As my title says, iTunes. The fraudsters (as i call them’) used iTunes to purchase one track from iTunes for 79p, if it works, they’ll go for something bigger this being a phone (I’m guessing) from the carphone warehouse.
Its how the criminals used iTunes to punch numbers until they got one that worked is a little disturbing to me! I was expecting her to get it copied in some ATM that she had been to, but obviously not. I think iTunes needs to step on the security. We have emailed Apple discussing our concerns but i have not yet received a reply. Its quite simply shocking how the worlds biggest online music store can be used for Credit Card Fraud. It seems like Apple does not like the surnameBayliss. My laptop going on fire was bad enough, but now credit card fraud on iTunes? What ever next.