You may have seen a recent iTunes email that went something like this:

Subject: Thank you for buying iTunes Gift Certificate!

“Hello!

You have received an iTunes Gift Certificate in the amount of $50.00.  You can find your certificate code in attachment below.

Then you need to open iTunes. Once you verify your account, $50.00 will be credited to your account, so you can start buying music, games, video right away.

iTunes Store.”

Yes, it is a scam! Any time there is an attachment from someone you don’t know offering free goods or services, chances are it is a scam – don’t open the attachment! It could be a all kinds of different viruses and or spyware that can infect your computer.

iTunes is all over stopping this because it infringes on their name and copyright, but in the meantime tell your friends not to open it!