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Billed To: preston@bannister.us Preston Bannister 14 Vallecito Foothill Ranch, CA 92610

Order Number: MGLN2G836G Receipt Date: 11/19/09 Order Total: $4.99 Billed To: MasterCard …. 1234

Item Number 1

Description 변환기, v1.0, Seller: Wang Xi|299225365 (4+)

Unit Price $4.99

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Subtotal: $4.99 Tax: $0.00 Order Total: $4.99

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I do not have iTunes installed. Both my desktop and laptop are running Ubuntu Linux. Also I cannot read Chinese Korean, so I do not know what was ordered. The “Report a Problem” link asks me to install iTunes.

I am guessing the iTunes store has a (big!) problem.

Update: No charges have appeared on my credit card (so far).

I eventually found a “support” link for the iTunes site where you fill out a form to send email. Had to lie a bit as you cannot complete the form without indicating the OS on which you are running iTunes. Linux is not offered as a choice. The first email from Apple was not useful (“run iTunes to check on your account”, grrr). I replied with a copy of the receipt, and they did … something.

If no credit card charge appears, my guess is the Apple caught the problem part-way through.

Got an email from another iTunes customer who also got a receipt with the exact same mysterious item. Interesting.

Update (2): The charge just appeared on my credit card, so it is not clear the exchange with iTunes Support addressed the problem.

Update (3): Shortly after my last email (where I again described the problem, and added the other guy’s receipt), Apple Support sent an unexpected email refunding the charge to the other guy! Right. Half-successful?