Beware of Bogus iTune Charges (Betty Sexton)

Take a good look at your debit and credit card charges. Hundreds of people report being charged for Apple iTunes and they didn't purchased any music via the internet. If you buy iTunes, you might want to remove your credit or debit card information from the account asap.

  Thanks to a Colorado Springs man who told me about this iTunes scam that's now circling the globe.  He noticed four  suspicious charges on his debit card which is linked to his checking account.

  He's lucky... he doesn't buy music online... so it wasn't hard for him to prove he never purchased the downloads.  His bank cancelled his card and is issuing him a new one.

   But if you have an iTunes account... that job is much tougher.  Here's what the experts are recommending.  Delete your credit card info by going to the "Edit Payment information" right now.    The safer road is funding your account with an iTunes gift card.  They can be purchased at your local grocer and at Best Buy, Target, and Wal-Mart stores.  It may be more work...but it's definitely safer.

  I've read reports of hundreds being scammed in Japan and hundreds more being ripped off right here in the U.S.  It seems Apple and credit card companies are all pointing the finger at each other.  Some say it's a big-time hacker... who knows?  You don't need your account tied up while everyone's arguing about who's to blame.

  Bottom line, keep track of your charges and report anything suspicious immediately.  When you purchase an iTune you usually get a thank you from Apple.  If you get a receipt and know you didn't purchase music... get on it right away.

  I hate to say it but the crooks are ahead of everyone in this game.  Don't be a pawn in their path.








I just deleted my credit card information from iTunes by going to Store --> View My Account. I clicked on Edit Payment information and next to "Credit Card" I selected the radio button next to "None."

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