August 30, 2016 11:28 AM
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Upstate New York is warning the public about scammers asking for iTunes gift cards as a method of payment.
The BBB says the trend began to appear in reports to BBB’s Scam Tracker system late last year. So far, there have been 200 reports nationwide of scammers asking people for iTunes gift cards.
Two recent reports to the BBB came from victims of the “grandparents scam.” According to the BBB, the scammer called the victims saying they are the grandchild/lawyer for the grandchild and ask for either bail money or lawyer’s fees. The scammer demands the person pay them with an iTunes gift card instead of a traditional method.
To avoid getting scammed, BBB of Upstate New York offers the following tips:
The BBB says government agencies, financial institutions and reputable retailers (unless it is iTunes) will not accept iTunes gift cards as a form of currency.
Created: August 30, 2016 11:28 AM
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