iTunes Gift Card Scam

Always Think Twice Before Paying with iTunes Gift Cards

Who Is It Targeting: Individuals across the country

What Is It: Individuals are falling for scams that ask for iTunes Gift Card as payment. Scammers are most commonly posing as the IRS or law enforcement,  threatening the individual to provide payment for their “offense” via iTunes Gift Cards. After the cards are purchased, the victim is asked to share the code on the back of the card. From there, the scammer obtains the funds and then spends it before the victim even has a chance to report it.

What Are They After: iTunes Gift Cards

How Can You Avoid It:

  • iTunes gift cards should only be used for goods and services at iTunes, iBooks, Apple Music or Apple’s App Store.
  • Regardless of the scam, no company will call you demanding you pay in iTunes gift cards.
  • Never provide the numbers on the back of the card to someone you do not know.
  • Report the scam to the Federal Trade Commission at ftccomplaintassistant.gov.

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For full details of this scam check out this article from Apple.

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