ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Users of Apple’s App Store may want to check monthly billing statements after a scam disguised as an Apple transaction could actually be stealing money.

The scam has been around for years, but Rockford resident Andrea Bear says she was shocked after finding charges from her bank account disguised as charges from Apple.

“It went back two years,” she said. “Two years. It was thousands of dollars.

“I have different amounts. Some of them were $65, one was $160. Most of them were $3.99 or $9.99, which is why they went under the radar,” Bear said.

The charges show up as Apple iTunes, with a phone number: APL*ITUNES.CON/BILL 866-712-7753 CA

With four kids, all of whom access her Apple account, Bear didn’t think much of it, but now says she wishes she had been warned about it.

“You would think that Apple would send out a warning or a newsletter, saying ‘if you ever see this, know that it’s…

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