Lincolnshire Police warning over new iTunes scam

Anyone who receives a suspicious phone call should call police on 101.
Anyone who receives a suspicious phone call should call police on 101.

Lincolnshire Police are warning people to be on their guard against a fraud involving iTunes vouchers.

Officers have recently received a number of reports of fraud using the vouchers.

Elderly and often vulnerable victims are being targeted by telephone with the promise of cash payment for reasons such as tax refund, reclaiming PPI or lottery prizes once an upfront payments has been made using iTunes vouchers.

Victims are asked to purchase large quantities of iTunes vouchers and provide the codes to the suspect.

Police are asking anyone who gets a suspicious phone call to call them on 101, and to help spread the word.

We have recently received a number of reports of fraud, involving the use of iTunes vouchers. Elderly and often vulnerable victims are being targeted by telephone with the promise of cash payment for reasons such as tax refund, reclaiming PPI or lottery prizes once an upfront payment has been made using iTunes vouchers. Victims are being asked to purchase large quantities of iTunes vouchers and provide the codes to the suspect.

We are asking for help in sharing this message, and are also appealing to anyone who gets a suspicious phone call to contact us immediately on 101, or 999 in an emergency.