Fake iTunes Receipts Hit Malone.edu E-mail Addresses Today

Be on the lookout fake iTunes e-mails that look real.  Many Malone University e-mail users are getting hit with receipts for purchases that appear to be made on their iTunes accounts.  We immediately knew this was a scam when one of our faculty members called us to report the e-mail and the person stated, “I don’t even have an iTunes account.”

This is a very well-executed Phishing email. See our previous information we’ve posted about phishing here. One of the few clues on this message was when you float your mouse over the links in the emails, none of the addresses are apple.com. Be careful – don’t click on them!

Here’s a sample of what people are receiving minus the Apple logo and other iTunes branding.

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Subject: Your receipt #748330064242
Billed To:
@malone.edu
Order Number: 1034619
Receipt Date: 01/10/10
Order Total: $803.99
Billed To: Store Credit
Item Number Description Unit Price
1 Whatever You Like [Digital 45]
Write a Review  Report a Problem
$961.99
Subtotal: $143.99
Tax: $0.00
Order Total: $238.99
Please retain for your records.
Please See Below For Terms And Conditions Pertaining To This Order.
Apple Inc.
You can find the iTunes Store Terms of Sale and Sales Policies by launching your iTunes application and clicking on Terms of Sale or Sales Policies
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the iTunes Store can be found

Item Number Description Unit Price

1 Whatever You Like [Digital 45]  Write a Review  Report a Problem $961.99

Subtotal: $143.99Tax: $0.00

Order Total: $238.99

Please retain for your records.Please See Below For Terms And Conditions Pertaining To This Order.
Apple Inc.You can find the iTunes Store Terms of Sale and Sales Policies by launching your iTunes application and clicking on Terms of Sale or Sales Policies
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the iTunes Store can be found

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These fakes look surprisingly real.  Remember not to click on any of the hyperlinks in these e-mails as they may harm your computer. If you are ever in doubt about an e-mail of this nature, just go to your iTunes account through the iTunes Store and look at the recent transactions on your account.  There you will find if you were really charged the amounts in question. It is safe practice to check with the true source, iTunes in this case, before becoming alarmed.

Remember you can follow the Malone IT Help Desk– maloneit on Twitter for campus technology updates.

If you have further questions the Help Desk can be reached via email at helpdesk@malone.edu , via the web at http://www.malone.edu/helpdesk or by phone at 330.471.8428.

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