Your Receipt From Apple Scam

How The Receipt From Apple Scam Works:

Many fraudulent Apple emails are going around these days. They replicate major brands’ websites and claim to offer recipients the invoice of a recently purchased item. The latest scam is the Your Receipt From Apple aka the Mario Kart Tour Games scheme, which came back this week after making its rounds a couple of years ago. The terms used were “LINE 3300” and “Game of Gongs monthly coins”. If you have received any of this type of email this week, please share in the Comments section the names of the products mentioned in the ‘invoice’. How does the scam work?

Watch the video below to see in action the Your Receipt From Apple scam exposed:

It works like this. You receive an email apparently coming from Apple – see pic below – with the title subject: “[Order Received: MH6FBTX82G]: Your Receipt From Apple”.

The title could also be: “Receipt from Apple App Store”.  The message informs that you purchased a new app such as the Mario Kart tour games worth $29.99 or LINE 3300 for $72.99.

Here is a screenshot of the email that started this type of scam a while back:

apple invoice scam

Alternatively, the email presents you with an invoice of $99.99, for the purchase of the Clash Royale game from the Supercell vendor in the AppStore.

Scammers rely on the fact that the email recipients, knowing that they didn’t purchase anything, will reply by saying it was a mistake. The email provides a link to a fake transaction page, to cancel/dispute the fraudulent purchase. “If this is not your transaction, we will help the process of recovery refund and protect your account. Press the button below”.

Below is another screenshot of the fake Apple receipt that is STILL going around these days. You could change the name of the app to Mario Kart Tour Games:

fake receipt from Apple app store

The link will open a fake Apple website (see the main picture of this article), which will ask you to log in by providing your email address and password. Once you give the crooks that information, you can rest assured that your account will be hacked.

Beware, this is similar to the Apple Discount Card Scam,  PayPal Notification, or the eBay Order Confirmation scams also going around this week.

How to Avoid the Apple Receipt Scam:

Just like the other two scam emails mentioned above, this fake Apple receipt has a few red flags. In this particular case, look at the image above or the text within the email. You can see a few misspelled words or grammar mistakes. One example would be the call to action:

If this not your transaction, we will help the process of recovery refund and protect your account. press the button below“.

Also, look at the domain name that shows up in the browser. If you look at the main picture of this article, you will see that the browser shows a fake “login-verif.cloud” domain, not apple.com.

Do not click on the link provided. The best thing to do in this case is to log into your account straight from the Apple website/account.

Last but not least, watch out for similar schemes, such as the Apple Support Scam.



How to Report the Apple Receipt Scam:

Make your family and friends aware of the Apple Invoice scam by sharing it here on social media. You can also officially report the scammers to Apple using the link below:

Report To Apple Here

How To Protect Yourself More:

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25 thoughts on “Your Receipt From Apple Scam”

  1. Received my first ever (apple) app receipt scam, this one for Houzz Pro for $39.99. Email is full of grammatical errors. Today, November 30, 2021.

    1. Same! this morning i got an email from “Apple” saying that I purchased gems from an app called Beach Buggy Racing for $29.98

  2. I just got one for the purchase of Clash Royale Battles for $19.00 on February 1st. Order #ML435LQ027. The receipt was made out to Jason McGuielind in Presque Isle, ME. Annoying that this kind of spam continues unabated.

  3. I just got one for the purchase of Clash Royale Battles for $19.00 on February 1st. Order #ML435LQ027. The receipt was made out to Jason McGuielind in Presque Isle, ME. Annoying that this kind of spam continues unabated.

  4. New order has been successfully placed on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, Order Information:
    Item : Modern Combat 5
    Order ID : SMGINBX281A
    Payment : Credit Linked
    Your order has been fully paid for automatically, you can cancel this order before 24 hours from the time of purchase.

  5. THANK FOR PURCHASED
    PAYMENT:
    Card Linked
    TOTAL
    $29.99
    DATE
    ORDER ID DOCUMENT NO.
    147564574566
    iTunes Store TYPE PURCHASED FROM PRICE
    Escape Room – 2019
    Horror
    Report a Problem
    Film Apple TV $29.99
    Subtotal $29.99
    TOTAL $29.99
    To Cancel Your purchase within 24 hours of receiving this lnvoice ,
    Go to Cancel And Manage Subsciptions.
    Apple ID Summary • Terms of Sale • Privacy Policy
    All rights r eserved
    P2F2ASURI2J
    Copyright © 2021 Apple Inc.
    January 18, 2021

  6. tamara smallwood

    Here is what i got:

    Dear Customer,

    This is your order detail.
    Item : Clash Royale – Barrel of Gems
    Total Paid : $27.99
    Date and Time : Monday, December 14, 2020
    Methode Payment : Credit/Debit Linked

    Regards

    App Store

  7. I just got an email that someone purchased Poke-mon with my ID on an unknown computer. $19.99.
    It has an attached receipt
    scam ?

  8. I get these spam receipts weekly. Always for a different game or product. The last one was for Mobile Legends Bang Bang, for $106.69. I want them to stop. I have reported them to reportphishing@apple.com and have never received a report or reply, etc. Very frustrating.

  9. Brad Alexander

    I received the same email today, but for a purchase on the app “Wishing bone – compare anything” for $69.99 :X

  10. I just received the apple scam it was for a purchase from Netflix at 16.69 then when you open it its for 69.99…fortunately I have an android and realized that the purchase date was last month so I didn’t try to log in.

  11. there is going around today from a Jeff Chandler claiming to be from Apple. The supposed charges were for Grant Theft Auto, Rome: Total war, tropico and RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic for 34.96.

  12. I receive these emails all the time and I junk them. The address is not from apple! I also seem to receive a lot of phishing email and I am getting sick and tired of these stupid conartist!

  13. I received a receipt from “Apple” today showing a purchase of an App called, “Last Battleground Mech,” for $17.02. All links on the email did not open & indicate “Forbidden
    You don’t have permission to access / on this server.” All links (4 in total for order number, All rights reserved statement, Report a Problem, & Cancel And Manage Subscriptions) were directed to https://payment-statementguard2.com/?signin

    The email came from:
    no reply-appldsmail17@kiddictionarytenant.com

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