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iFraud uses iTunes in iScam

Editorial Staff

An email purporting to come from Apple's iTunes frightens victims into clicking on a malicious link - it tells them their credit card has just been hit with a large charge.

Purportedly from: itunes@new.itunes.com

Subject : Your receipt #1620123588048

To: named recipients


Billed To: %email% Order Number: M1V6832811 Receipt Date: 2012-11-23 Order Total: $699.99 Billed To: Credit card Item NumberDescriptionUnit Price 1Postcard (View\Download ) Cancel order Not your order?Report a Problem $699.99 Subtotal:$699.99 Tax:$0.00 Order Total:$699.99 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 FBI ANTI-PIRACY WARNING UNAUTHORIZED COPYING IS PUNISHABLE UNDER FEDERAL LAW. Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the iTunes Store can be found at http://www.apple.com/support/i... Apple ID Summary ??????????¬?‚?? Detailed invoice Apple respects your privacy. Copyright ??????‚?© 2011 Apple Inc. All rights reserved


Fake landing page is at edgesuite.com


Note, this spam contains characteristics that indicate a link with the SpamCop fraud upon which we reported yesterday.

There seems to be a pattern of using big, trusted, brands other than banks for this fraud.