»

Beware of iTunes Gift Card Phone Scams

 +
Beware of iTunes Gift Card Phone Scams

Would you share this article with others to help inform them?

Scammers are calling potential victims and asking them to purchase iTunes gift cards, and to send the gift cards’ information to them, in order to receive thousands of dollars in so-called grants that they have been selected to receive, or receive so-called lottery or promotional prizes that they have won. But, once the victims purchase the iTunes gift cards and send the information thinking that they will receive what they were promised, the scammers will use the gift cards themselves or sell them to unwary online users. The victims on the other hand, will not receive what they were promised, will be a few hundred dollars poorer, and left emotionally distress.

Some scammers may also call their potential victims claiming that they owe the government money and threaten legal actions or arrest. The potential victims will then be asked to purchase iTunes gift cards and give the callers the cards’ information over the phone, in order to prevent prosecution or arrest.

Scammers love iTunes gift cards because they can be easily purchased at retailers like Walgreen or Wal-mart, and once the gift cards have been used, it is virtually impossible to trace back to the scammers.

Lottery companies, the government, the banks or other legitimate companies will never ask their winners or customers to buy iTunes gift cards and send the cards’ information to them for payment. Therefore, recipients of phone calls where the callers ask for iTunes gift cards information, should terminate the calls, and if they are threaten by the callers, should contact the police.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

Please share what you know or ask a question about this article by leaving a comment below. Also, check the comment section below for additional information, if there is any.

Remember to forward suspicious, malicious, or phishing email messages to us at the following email address: info@onlinethreatalerts.com

Also, report missing persons, scams, untrustworthy, or fraudulent websites to us. Tell us why you consider the websites untrustworthy or fraudulent.

If you want to quickly find answers to your questions, use our search engine.

You can help maintain Online Threat Alerts by paying a service fee. Click here to make payment.

Comments, Questions, Answers, or Reviews
(Total: 5)

To help protect your privacy, please do not post or remove, your full name, telephone number, email address, username, password, account number, credit card information, home address or other sensitive information in or from your comments, questions, or reviews. Also, anonymous posts cannot be deleted or edited, and when you make a post, we will use your IP address to display your approximate location to other users.

The comments or reviews below do not necessarily reflect the views of Online Threat Alerts.

  • June 21, 2018 at 7:50 AM by an anonymous user from Dunedin, Florida, United States

    is giving ITunes info over your cell phone legal? can you make calls with those cards?

    remove

    • June 21, 2018 at 8:21 AM by info

      The cards can be converted to cash.

      remove

      • June 21, 2018 at 12:46 PM by an anonymous user from Dunedin, Florida, United States

        is it fraud or illegal

        remove

        • June 21, 2018 at 3:39 PM by info

          It not illegal to send someone card numbers. But, when you are tricked into doing so, it is fraudulent, which makes it illegal.

          remove

          • June 21, 2018 at 4:09 PM by an anonymous user from Dunedin, Florida, United States

            I was not tricked. but is it still fraud

            remove

 Show More Comments (5)
Write Your Comment, Question, Answer, or Review
Write your comment, question or review in the box below to share what you know or to get answers. Please revisit after an hour or more to view reponses or answers to you questions.

Your comment, question or review will be posted as an anonymous user because you are not signed in. Sign-in.

Beware of iTunes Gift Card Phone Scams