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Beware of scams as Apple changes iTunes to Apple Music

Posted: 8:56 AM, Jan 02, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-02 08:56:33-05

NEW YORK — Apple has retired iTunes Music after nearly 20 years, and replaced it with Apple Music.

This has left a lot of people with musical libraries confused and worried, and scammers are already taking advantage of the confusion.

Jenna Webster got an email from "customer Apple" the other day, and opened it to find bad news.

The email wrote, "As of right now your account has been locked, where you can't do anything. So please click here, and you can reset your password and we'll get you all squared away."

Webster said"I clicked the link and it took me to a page that looked just like my iTunes main page for Apple.”

The page asked her to re-enter her information to restore her account, but she clicked a couple of links first.

"All of the links on that page were not working. The only thing it wanted you to do was just put in a password, and we can help you out," said Webster.

That's when she realized it was a scam. "They would have been able to steal all my information. I have my credit card linked to my Apple ID."

It used to be that scammers just targeted Windows users, and if you used Apple products, you were pretty much immune.

Lately that has changed, and as Apple converts iTunes to Apple Music and Apple Movies, longtime users are ripe targets for a ripoff.

Remember, Apple will never email you asking for your password.

For those with an iTunes library, you can still access it on Windows computers, so you don't waste your money.