The scammers may also trick their potential victims into sending iTunes Gift cards as payment for other frauds. So, once online users are asked to make payment via iTunes Gift cards, some cyber thief is attempting to scam them.
Sample of an "Arrest Warrant iTunes Gift Card Payment" Scam
"CHARLES AARON" <email@example.com> wrote:
We appreciate your good intention to pay this debt back to the company.
Your total outstanding balance is $988 but if you will come up with the one-time payment of $500 by Today then this case will have marked as paid in full.
Once you will clear this debt paid in full, you will get the full and final payment receipt with loan clearance certificate at your mailing address.
Kindly let us know if you accept this settlement offer so we can proceed accordingly.
DEAR Deborah Zamora ,
YOU ARE GOING TO BE LEGALLY PROSECUTED AND YOUR CASE WILL BE DOWNLOADED IN THE COURT HOUSE BY APRIL 26th 2017.
MAKE SURE TO COLLECT ALL THE DOCUMENTS AND PRESENT YOURSELF BY THE COURT HEARING.
LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUERIES, WE WILL HAPPY TO ASSIST YOU FURTHER.
We have made a collaboration with APPLE INC. and we are promoting their I-TUNES GIFT CARD.
The best thing about i-tunes Gift card is that you don't have to spend any money while making the payment and you just have to buy a i-tunes gift card for $500 and forward your payment details to us so that we can have it transacted and update in your case file.
The payment of $500 by Today looks absolutely good.
We accept payments via I-TUNE CARD, below is a detailed guide on how you can pay us via I-TUNE CARD.
I-TUNE CARD IS AVAILABLE AT THESE STORES NATIONWIDE:
You have to go to one of the above mentioned stores and purchase a I-tune gift card, then load the funds on that card, scratch the card from the back side then you will get the 16 digit Reference number of each card with amount.
16 Digit Reference code:
You have to update us with that 16 Digit reference number of each card with amount in each card so that we can track down your payment and update your case file.
Get back to us ASAP with your final intention, we are very happy to assist you further.