There is a new scam that has been going around our involving iTunes gift cards.
A man named Greg Lawless who works at a local Walmart said that he has had several customers coming in purchasing hundreds of dollars of iTunes gift card at a time... so he finally asked what the deal was, and shared the story on his facebook:
***SCAM ALERT*** I usually don't do this but I have personally experienced this at my store twice in the last week.
A lady came in to buy ITunes cards. 8 of them, for $100 each. The 7th one would not activate. That caused a look at the transaction where a fellow manager asked what the purchase was for. She told the story of a local (Derby) Realtor who sent her a Facebook message detailing how she would buy the cards and call him with the codes, and she would get $100,000 gov't grant. We spoke with the realtor and he confirmed he was hacked.
Another happened today where a man couldn't activate the 8th card (the register flags a $750 purchase for review). When asked what the purchase was for, he replied his Brother In Law told him to buy them and send him the codes so he could receive money as well (Don't know the amount).
Thankfully both of these transactions were stopped before they were finished.
Things to remember.1. If it sounds too good to be true, it is. 2. Do not give someone you do not know financial or any info over the phone. If they call you and you think it sounds good, ask them to send you an email detailing the information they are telling you and you will call them back. They will hang up 99% of the time. 3. If you have an elderly parent or friend, TALK TO THEM about these types of scams. It may save them from a similar scam. They are usually trusting and unaware of ways to be taken advantage of.