Apple said investigating the growth of iTunes credit card fraud in Singapore

A pair of reports today explains that Apple customers across Singapore are seeing a high number of fraudulent credit card charges made via iTunes. According to ChannelNews Asia, Apple said that it was investigating the complaints, but the details remain unclear …

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The report explains that "dozens" of Apple customers have recently experienced fraudulent charges their iTunes account. Two people said they had at least $ 5,000 (C $ 7,000) drained from their bank accounts via iTunes purchases.

Two people told Channel NewsAsia that they had lost at least $ 7,000 worth of purchases made by iTunes, e of them saying it had been billed their HSBC credit card. She added that she had ly realized that something was wrg when she received an SMS from HSBC stating that she had less than 30% of her credit limit. She realized the magnitude of the problem after speaking to a customer service operator.

Affected customers have been banking with several popular banks in Singapore, including UOB, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporati or DBS. OCBC explained in a statement that it began to notice unusual transactis 58 cards, which turned out to be fraudulent transactis via iTunes:

"In early July, we detected and examined unusual transactis the accounts of 58 cardholders.After cfirming that it was fraudulent transactis, we have deployed the necessary countermeasures and are currently assisting people ccerned …

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