Warning of SCAM iTunes gift card from Trading Standards

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. 

The types of fraud include loan scams, fake mis-sold PPI (Payment Protection Insurance) scam, banking errors and payment for fake HMRC debt/taxes.

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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For advice and to report issues to KCC Trading Standards contact
Citizens Advice consumer service on 03454 04 05 06
Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.