Apple: ITunes Scam Is Real

Posted: Jul 6 2010, 10:38am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:14am CDT, in News | Technology News

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Some enterprising hacker has been having his way with defenceless iTunes accounts. TheNextWeb reported on a number of Twitter-complaints this weekend over unauthorized charges to credit and debit cards linked to iTunes accounts. The charges were for several previously unknown apps. Some customers report as much as $1400 in losses.

Now Apple has ferreted the developer responsible, a man named Thuat Nguyen, out. Engadget reports that the company has made an official statement on the matter.

"The developer Thuat Nguyen and his apps were removed from the App Store for violating the developer Program License Agreement, including fraudulent purchase patterns."

Apple went on to say that all users who had their accounts messed with need to contact their banks in order to cancel the cards and get a refund. They also recommend changing your password; that wouldn't be a bad idea for every iTunes user right now. Make sure to check the card connected to the account for any strange charges as well.

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