iTunes App Store Scam – Apple Passes Buck To Banks

A major scam hit the iTunes store earlier this week with several users noticing that their credit cards were wrongly charged for apps that were never purchased by them in the first place. The culprit in this case was found to be an app developer named Thuat Nguyen who, Apple now says, has been ejected from the App Store.

But what about those who have lost money due to the hacking incident? Apple feels sorry for them but claims they are no way responsible for refunding the lost money. Apple writes,

“Developers do not receive any iTunes confidential customer data when an app is downloaded.

If your credit card or iTunes password is stolen and used on iTunes we recommend that you contact your financial institution and inquire about canceling the card and issuing a chargeback for any unauthorized transactions.”

The number of users hit by the hack is pretty small – just over 400. So hopefully not many users will now be required to run pillar to post for a hack that was committed on Apple’s iTunes.