Anyone have a credit card compromised through iStore?

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  1. nateccnn

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    I recently put a credit card number into setup for the iStore, made two purchases and the next day that card was used by someone on the other side of the country at brick and mortar stores. This card has never been used on the Internet before. I am suspicious but I can't find anything on the Internet that says anyone else has lost a card thrugh iStore. It seems like a secure store. Am I just being paranoid?

    The bank canceled the card and is reversing the charges so I am not Out anything other than time. Just curious if anyone else has had a card skimmed through iTunes or iStore.

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    Never heard of anyone having a credit card leaked through Apple.

    One possibility is you have "malware" on your computer, which tracked the information you typed in with a keylogger and they got your credit card info and made a fake card. I have heard of that happening before.
     
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    You say that it had not been used on the internet, but had it been used otherwise? Anytime I've had fraudulent charges, it has been due to someone at the store or restaurant taking the number.

    Being that they used it at a brick and mortar store, they (most likely) would have needed a physical card. This is a weird situation. Sorry that it happened to you, but I'm betting that it wasn't iTunes.

    FWIW, I've been using the same card on iTunes for five years and have never had a problem.
     
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    A good group of thieves can actually quickly and easily make credit cards with all appearances of a real card. It usually won't swipe correctly, but they just claim something is wrong with the card and the clerk enters the information manually. Easy as pie.
     
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    I've searched and searched and find nothing that indicates the iStore is not secure. I'm betting the card was skimmed at the gas pump...the second to last purchase we used the card for. I'll report that station to the bank and see if they pick up on a pattern.

    Thanks guys.

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    I had someone from china steal my itunes and put over $100 on the account and try to sell it. Lucky for me apple itunes support was open on sunday and they shut down the account before anything was used.
     
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    i had issues with my credit card on itunes about a year or so ago, right after making an itunes purchase I had fraudulent charges in another state, including those fishing charges where they tap you for a buck and see if the card is still active. I removed the card and use only gift cards now. Same exact thing happened to my b/f with some same charges.. like we get a girls gone wild video purchased and sent to our home (like a haha statement). Lucky the bank caught it and a little background work we found the ip that was using the card (mostly purchased internet space, subscriptions etc). anyway, it could be coincidence but two different houses, two different cards and purchasing habits, and both immediately compromised after making an itunes purchase.
     
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    For those of you who had problems w/ iTunes, did you use wi-fi in a public area?
     
  9. BrennB

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    nope, and no malware either. I'm sure of that.. though I can't prove it was itunes at fault the coincidence the second time (mine vs 1st time his) was too much, we both dumped our cards off itunes after that.
     
  10. nateccnn

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    Mine was done in my home on a secure wifi.

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