HRoth - 4:56 pm on Aug 23, 2010 (gmt 0)
A few months ago, someone in Europe stole my credit card number and "tested" it on iTunes. I don't have an account with them, thank the gods. I saw the charge coming through my bank account and tried contacting iTunes about it. Their canned response was that they could not help me because the account was not in my name and they had "no way to look up credit card numbers." Can you believe that? I said fine, I will do a chargeback and you can deal with it that way, Einsteins. They didn't give a damn.
iTunes appears not to care if fraud is racked up through their business because NOTHING they do will cause them lose their capacity to accept credit cards. They are making too much money for it to matter. When my card was compromised, my bank told me that testing stolen cards on iTunes was incredibly common. iTunes is aware of this. How much they care: last time they had a massive fraud onslaught, Apple said it was "only" 400 accounts that were compromised.