Apple iMusic scam....

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  1. Georgio macrumors 6502

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    Anyone checked their bank account and seen that they have been signed upto iMusic or whatever their streaming service is?

    A few weeks ago I noticed that Apple had charged me for a service I never knew about and certainly didn't ask for. So I contacted them to complain and eventually I got a refund.
    But then they locked my Apple ID and debit card, since then I've had nothing but major hassle trying to get my Apple ID undisabled and my card unblocked.

    I am convinced that I was signed up to this 'free' trial by Apple and even though I cancelled it as soon as I realised what they were doing, it is still rumbling on weeks after.

    I contacted Apple support three times, as I needed the Apple ID undisabled and my card unblocked, they agreed to both but subsequently have only undisabled the Apple ID.

    So I contact them again tonight and they are now saying that as my card was used for an 'unauthorsed transaction' it will not be unblocked?

    Excuse me, I'm the one being scammed here and I'm not putting up with it.

    Essentially I am being penalised because I noticed them trying to scam their music streaming onto my account and they're not happy being caught out.

    This company has gone down the tubes since Steve Jobs died and I simply have no confidence in anything I am told by them anymore.

    Consequently I am selling everything Apple my family owns and going Android/PC as I have no faith in their honesty and integrity anymore.

    My advice if you have an Apple ID is to check your account regularly to make sure that they don't scam some service on you that you never wanted.

    I know they were desperate for people to sign up to their stupid, over-priced service but even I thought they wouldn't go so low as to press-gang AppleID users into it and then penalise them when they get caught doing it.
     
  2. Starship67, Apr 30, 2018
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    Sorry, I have a hard time believing Apple just out of the blue signed you up for Apple Music. Ive been using iTunes since its inception and never have I ever been incorrectly signed up for something or even a bogus charge show up. So there is more to this story than is being reported.
     
  3. TiggrToo macrumors demi-goddess

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    Correlation does not equal causation. There could be a number of reasons why this happened. Unless there's a sudden major occurance of this I'd put it down to anything from computer error, user error, hacking, sun-spots etc...
     
  4. chscag macrumors 68030

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    Someone scammed your credit card and it wasn't Apple. I don't know why you're hitting on Apple about this? Contact your credit card provider and have them deal with it. I have had my business credit card and personal credit card scammed on several occasions and have always settled it with my credit card holder who made it good.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    A quick Google finds that statement to be incorrect.
     
  6. TiggrToo macrumors demi-goddess

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    This is from the same poster who claimed to be working on NEXT computers in 1982, three years before Steve Jobs even created the company! So I'd take what they say with a large block of salt.
     
  7. Georgio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As I made clear in that post I was not aware of what was being worked on at the time, it was only later that all became clearer.
    But thanks for knowing more about my life than I do, appreciated.
    --- Post Merged, May 1, 2018 ---
    I don't care about how it happened, all I know is that I didn't sign up to something and I was being charged for it.
    I asked for the evidence that I asked for this service and they could provide nothing.
    I use Amazon streaming for all my music and videos anyways, I gave up on iTunes years ago.
    If my bank card had been hacked I'm sure that the hackers would have been a bit more creative than to sign me up to iMusic don't you?
    This is an ongoing problem where providers have your payment details and they can just do what they like and hope that you don't notice, except that I did and now they're getting all mardy about it.
    But if you want to carry on thinking that companies don't rip you off when given the chance then feel free, personally I'd prefer to be a bit more savvy.
     
  8. TiggrToo macrumors demi-goddess

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    And I've worked in the CC industry and can tell you something like that is the kiss of death to a reputable business.

    Is it possible something got screwed up? Sure. Is it possible this was deliberate and methodical? Absolutely not. If this was a thing then we'd know about it by now.


    Sorry (not sorry) but so far you've got squat - or is this a very personal vendetta that Tim Cook has against you?

    And before I go, there was no such thing as a NEXT computer in 1982 - in fact Steve Jobs was still very heavily focused on the Lisa back then. He founded NEXT in 1985 and the first NEXT computer was released in 1988. You really want us to believe that you were working on a NEXT prototype a full 5-6 years before it was released and 2-3 years before Jobs himself started the business? :rolleyes:

    By telling fibs like this you do yourself no favors in asserting credibility on other issues.
     
  9. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Do you mean your card is blocked for all transactions?? Apple can't block your card, only your card provider can do that. Have you spoken to them?

    Yes of course Apple make their real money by scamming users onto Apple Music, thats obvious.

    ****up beats conspiracy, every time.
     
  10. Georgio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you have trouble understanding stuff Tigger?
    Cut the attitude as you weren't there so are certainly not in position to know anything.

    If you read what was written where did I say I knew it was NEXT, no one in the team had any idea what we were working on until I finally saw it in 1988.
    Do you really think that bringing a computer OS together is a singular event like a big bang?
    Obviously all these elements are worked on separately and only at a later stage is everything amalgamated into the final system, especially in somewhere as insular as the valley where security must have been a nightmare.
     
  11. TiggrToo macrumors demi-goddess

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    Oh, I understand plenty. Trust me. And the facts in this case are totally and utterly undeniable in this situation, no matter how much you choose to twist them.

    You saying you worked on an early NEXT prototype in 1982 is about as truthful as me stating I worked on an a RISC based prototype that became the Archimedes in 1982 because I worked with on the 6502 based Acorn Atom, Electron and BBC Micro's.

    Like I said before, Your credibility is called into doubt on any issue like this you report and, this being the case I'm going to add you to my ignore list.
     
  12. Georgio thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Unfortunately you're still not reading the words on the page are you?
    Once again reread what I have put and maybe, just maybe you'll finally twig that I (or anyone else) didn't realise what we were working on in 1982 was part of the NEXT system until 1988.
    Has it occurred to your blinkered conscious that there are companies working on technology completely independently of the the big fish and that if that tech. works it 'might' get incorporated into later products?

    No, I thought not.
     
  13. steve23094 macrumors 68020

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    I don’t see flocking to this thread to confirm that they too have been scammed and unknowingly signed up to Apple Music. Let’s face it, it’s pretty obvious what happened. You accidentally signed yourself up.

    That’s on you.
     
  14. Tech198, May 6, 2018
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