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If you get an email asking for payment for a Netflix account you don't have, beware. It could be part of a new scam that sees criminals sending emails purporting to be from Apple.

The email takes the form of a receipt for items purchased from the iTunes Store or App Store, and sometimes include a subscription to Netflix.

The idea is that the recipient will think someone has taken control of their account and has bought a Netflix subscription with it. They'll then click the link for "refund" or "manage subscriptions", both of which take them to what looks like the Apple website, where they'll be prompted to enter their credit card details.

And that's how the ne'er-do-wells dupe people.

The scam is only targeting Apple customers at the moment. But it's not just fake Netflix accounts that show up on the bill – it's also included albums from iTunes, and theoretically anything bought from an online shop like Amazon or eBay.

Apple says: "The iTunes Store will never ask you to provide personal information or sensitive account information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) via email."

As ever, keep your guard up, and if an email looks fishy, ignore it.

Source: This Is Money

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