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At least one group of scammers has found a way to charge thousands of dollars to iTunes accounts through PayPal. One targeted customer told us, “My account was charged over $4700. I called security at PayPal and was told a large number of iTunes store accounts were compromised.”
A few months ago, someone in Europe stole my credit card number and "tested" it on iTunes.
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The Real iTunes Fraud Vulnerability: Gullible Users [digitaldaily.allthingsd.com]
So these reports of a major security hole in iTunes, one through which people have had their PayPal accounts drained?
Not much to them, Iâ€™m told. Or, rather, not much to their assertion that Apple (AAPL) is at fault here. Thereâ€™s no security hole in iTunes, and if youâ€™ve been unfortunate enough to have hundreds of dollars in unauthorized purchases charged to your iTunes account, itâ€™s likely because youâ€™ve fallen victim to a bot attack or phishing scamâ€“a variation on the one thatâ€™s been around for years now. Sources close to Apple tell me iTunes has not been compromised and the company isnâ€™t aware of any sudden increase in fraudulent transactions.
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.