Apple and Netflix customers are being targeted in fake invoice e-mail scam

“Apple customers are being targeted in a series of new scams involving invoices containing fake iTunes, App Store or Netflix purchases,” This is Money reports.

“The bogus emails – likely to have been sent to thousands of people – are aimed at stealing your bank details by making people think someone has gone shopping using your Apple account,” This is Money reports. “The invoices seen by MailOnline and all headed with the Apple logo and using its distinctive font, say the user has bought music on iTunes or purchased a new annual Netflix subscription.”

This is Money reports, “Police have also been sharing images of the Netflix email on Twitter to warn people not to be duped.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Apple’s iTunes Store will never ask you to provide personal information or sensitive account information such as passwords or credit card numbers via email.

More info and to report phishing attempts to Apple:


  1. As the linked article from Apple Legal points out, forward phishing messages “As an attachment” (Mail App -> Message -> Forward as attachment) to the listed mailbox.

    Forwarding as an attachment gives ’em all of the mail Headers that are normally clipped out when you do a straight “Forward” of a message.

  2. Thats been going on for years…your Apple count will never be cancelled and if you have a problem with it, you already know, Apple does not sent emails for account problems, if you purchase something and the payment does not go through you would know instantly. Netflix is pretty much the same.

  3. Yeh, I’ve had this one. It looks very official but if you’re savvy enough you won’t be fooled. However, it is good enough to fool more than a few less computer/tech literate ppl so it’s good to pass on the info

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