OPP warn of email ‘phish­ing’ scam aimed at iTunes users

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA - The Cana­dian Press

NOR­FOLK COUNTY, Ont. — Provin­cial po­lice are warn­ing peo­ple to be aware of an email scam that tar­gets iTunes users. Po­lice say they re­ceived a call ear­lier this week from a con­cerned per­son who had re­ceived an email claim­ing to be from iTunes. The email le­git­i­mately ap­peared to be from the provider and in­di­cated that the user’s iTunes ac­count had been charged $50 and they could ap­ply for a re­fund. The per­son clicked a link that was pro­vided in the email, at which time per­sonal and credit card in­for­ma­tion was up­dated, but they called po­lice af­ter re­al­iz­ing the in­for­ma­tion had been for­warded to a dif­fer­ent web site ad­dress. The OPP is re­mind­ing peo­ple to be vig­i­lant when they re­ceive an email re­quest­ing per­sonal and fi­nan­cial in­for­ma­tion. Po­lice say the scam is called “phish­ing” and comes from the anal­ogy that scam­mers are us­ing email lures to “fish” for pass­words and fi­nan­cial data from the sea of In­ter­net users.

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