|We continue to receive reports of criminals tricking victims into buying iTunes gift cards as payment for various types of fraud.
The criminals tell the victim to buy the iTunes gift cards then give them the serial code on the card over the phone or to send it to them.
Once the serial code is sent the money is lost.
Since May 2016 there has been a reported total loss of £520,000 to this scam with one victim losing £46,000.
Never agree to requests to pay in the form of an iTunes gift cards. Hang up the call and report it.
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