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Re: Apple, PayPal Dodge Questions About Ongoing iTunes Scam
Posted by: Sidney Hill 2010-08-26 07:27:32
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A number of iTunes customers with PayPal accounts have fallen victim to a scam that apparently has been going on for some time. These customers know someone has been using their PayPal accounts to purchase items from the iTunes Store -- in some cases racking up thousands of dollars in fraudulent charges. What the victims don't know -- and may never find out -- is exactly how their accounts were compromised or what happened to their money. That's because neither Apple nor PayPal will talk about the situation.


This happened to me.
Posted by: Melisander 2010-08-26 07:34:05 In reply to: Sidney Hill
I have a paypal account, but have never bought itunes.

I bought a money coaching course online last December, and suddenly I was looking at my balance in my online bank statement and I started seeing all of these charges from iTunes. I called my bank the very next morning and they said they couldn't stop the charges. Over the next few days it turned out they stole $760 worth of my money. It was very upsetting. I blamed the company that I bought something from, I didn't even use paypal with that transaction.

Apparently this happens a LOT. I would recommend that people who have this issue immediately go to their bank and contest the charges. And pay cash whenever possible. Seriously.

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