Iphone Account hacked, buying an app that they bought

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by hipvamore, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. hipvamore macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008
    So my itunes account was hacked and the guy bought like 50 different apps. I settled the issue, got my money back, my itunes account back from being disabled, ect.

    Now i went to buy an app that was bought and unknowingly clicked purchase and turns out that was one of the apps that was bought from the hacker.

    What i want to know is am I now going to get in trouble for using the app that the person bought, since it didnt make me pay for it since i technically "already bought it."

    Thanks guuys any help will be appreciated.
  2. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816


    Jun 19, 2010
    If you got your money back, then you technically didn't buy anything.

    Who knows if Apple will give you a spanking, but you are kind of cheating the system. We're all guilty of it sometimes, but karma can be a ***** so use personal judgment. :)
  3. hipvamore thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 2, 2008
    dont get me wrong, I have high morals and I am not one to steal. I got my money back from my credit card, but the apple purchases are still there under my account and before i made the purchase I didnt look over the 50 + apps that were bought. I was just looking for peoples opinions, so I thank you for your imput. I am now not going to buy anything that was under this hacker's purchases.
  4. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK
    There is absolutely no way that the empty vessels on this forum will have any idea what Apple's position is on this. They'll have plenty of opinions, most of which will either be utterly pompous or just plain wrong.

    The only way to find out what you want to know is to phone Apple customer support. They may say: "Thanks for your honesty, keep them with our compliments."; but you'll never know unless you talk directly to them.
  5. crashnburn macrumors 6502

    Nov 18, 2009
    You genuinely chose to buy the app. Because their system failed to CLEAN out what should've been cleaned is no fault of yours.

    Apples Store does not do any FLUSH / UN-buy / Fraudulent purchase Undo on the accounts apparently.. Atleast not YET in your case.

    Maybe such an updated will hit the SYSTEM after a while, maybe never.

    If you call them and try to explain its gonna make it complex and they might Lock your account again. And then there will be the issue of which of the Apps were Hacked purchases and which were Genuine buys.

    Just enjoy what you have so far.
  6. narimonk macrumors regular


    Jul 15, 2010
    Sacramento, CA
    Just email Apple Customer support, and they'll take care of it for you. And I think I'd know about what apple's position is in this situation, seeing as I'm an Apple employee and all... They'll just remove the purchases from your purchase history.

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