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Warning over ‘phishing’ scam

Police have warned of an email scam that attempts to charge victims cash for an Apple subscription they never ordered.

The phishing email titled ‘order receipt’ purports to appear as an invoice to Apple customers stating they have bought an app that is due for renewal.

Fraudsters invoice almost £30 using the app called ‘Sing! Karaoke by Smule’ and offers a link to cancel the purchase.

A Royal Gibraltar Police spokesman warned that it is was wise to treat such emails with suspicion.

“If you do have an Apple account and are unsure of any transaction, contact their customer service via different means, never by replying to same email or by clicking on link within,” the spokesman said.

The spokesman added that it is best to delete the email and not click on any of the links.

Apple advises customers receiving suspicious emails to report the problem.

The company says the iTunes Store will never request personal information such as social security numbers, mother’s maiden name, credit card numbers or credit card CCV codes.

The company urges customers to always remain vigilant when online.