Apple investigating reported fraudulent iTunes transactions in Singapore

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Apple is investigating reported fraudulent iTunes purchases that have led to deductions in Singapore bank accounts.

In response to an email query from Yahoo News Singapore, Apple said on Sunday (22 July) that it “is looking into the matter”.

Channel NewsAsia reported on Sunday that dozens of Apple customers have had hundreds of dollars deducted from their bank accounts after being billed for iTunes purchases they did not make.

OCBC Bank detected 58 cases of fraudulent transactions charged to cardholders’ accounts in July, the media outlet quoted a bank official as saying.

Some Facebook users said they seen deductions from their bank accounts for fraudulent iTunes purchases.

CNA said one victim, 28-year-old Deepan Chakkaravarthi, found that close to S$700 had been taken from his account earlier this month at DBS. The bank has since given him temporary credit for the disputed transactions, while Apple has cancelled the transactions, according to the news report.

Meanwhile, Apple said said users who want to report a problem with any iTunes purchases may do so on its support page.