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Apple Store ‘Transaction Cancellation Form’ Phishing Scam

by Brett M. Christensen

According to this email, which purports to be from Apple, you have purchased a TomTom from the Apple Store. (A TomTom is a GPS car navigation system).

The email explains that, if you did not authorise the TomTom purchase, you should click a link to access an Apple Store Transaction Cancellation Form.

Supposedly, by filling in the form, the purchase will be cancelled and you will receive a full refund.

However, the email is not from Apple and the claim that you have bought a TomTom is just a ruse designed to trick you into clicking the ‘cancel’ link.
Clicking the link takes you to a website that hosts a fake Apple Store ‘Cancellation’ form.  The fake form asks you to provide name and contact details as well as your credit card and banking information.

Clicking the ‘Cancel Transaction’ button will send all of your information to criminals who can then use it to commit financial fraud and identity theft.

The scammers bank on the fact that at least a few recipients of the email will be panicked into clicking the link and supplying their information in the mistaken belief that someone has made fraudulent purchases in their name.

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Apple Store Transaction Phishing Scam