Scams are a never-ending saga in this mundane world filled with people who only dream of getting rich quickly. According to an annual investigative report published by First Option Recovery, gift card scams (primarily iTunes) have been a rage among the scammers as of now and the numbers are certainly going to increase day by day. Some are even baited into believing that they would get insane discounts on their purchase if they follow a certain set of rules and guidelines as implemented by the fraudsters.
First Option Recovery has recently been on an overtime working spree, all thanks to these new types of Apple iTunes gift card scam that have emerged in the market. They have hired a lot of professionals in the field to deal with the emerging scenario of scams across the world. Already boasting of approximately $19 million worth of recoveries so far and their team of 120+ attorneys dealing with 3000+ cases, it has been a long journey of different ups and downs to become the numero uno choice when it comes to fund recoveries across the globe.
A lot of people end up receiving phone calls regarding the delay in payment of taxes, bills or debts. However, if you are an Apple customer, you might end up receiving calls asking you to divulge in the details of your iTunes gift card codes. As First Option Recovery dedicates itself to eradicating all fraudulent financial practices across the globe, we as a customer-centric firm warn you about the potential pitfalls of such iTunes gift card scam in the near future.
According to the report published by First Option Recovery, they receive approximately 800 complaints per day regarding people who have ended up being victims of the Apple iTunes gift card scam. In total, they have lost approximately $1.7 billion in total to such scams in 2019. Now, that’s a lot of money being lost.
You must be knowing about the times when Money Order scams were rampant across the industry until Apple iTunes gift card scam took its place. In Money Order Scams scammers would ask a person to send them money via wire transfers. Unfortunately, it took a toll where software was introduced to spot and cancel those transfers as soon as a fraudulent practice is detected. Now, that has been replaced by the Apple iTunes gift card scam.
Asking for iTunes Gift Card codes is one of the most preferred methods of making someone a victim of Apple iTunes gift card scam, the reason being that the iTunes card numbers are hard to trace and once you sell the card numbers to someone, it is extremely difficult to trace them back.
We now bring you a small summary of the report that was brought to you by the team of First Option Recovery after a detailed and thorough analysis of the subject.
How do these tricksters scam you?
The scammers, while trying to scam you might end up making excuses such as donating to a charity show or might pose as an organization helping trafficked victims across the globe. They would tell you that a small contribution might help someone in the long run. You, owing to your emotions, might end up falling for it and providing them with your iTunes codes and falling victim towards Apple iTunes gift card scam.
All iTunes follow the same old tried and tested formula where one receives a call from the fraudster who makes an urgent appeal to purchase iTunes Gift Cards from the nearest Apple retailer and share the code with them. Little do they know that they are being a victim of an Apple iTunes Gift Card Scam. The code is usually inscribed at the back of the card. Although it is known that iTunes Gift Cards can be used only on purchasing Apple Products, like an Apple Music Subscription, iCloud Storage or even Apple Books, still the scammers sell them to some other person for a small commission. Unfortunately, there is no particular name or encryption service associated with these iTunes Gift Cards, and hence, Apple doesn’t verify whether a Gift Card code belongs to a particular person or so. Hence, Apple doesn’t take responsibility when you are a victim of Apple iTunes gift card scam. Only First Option Recovery can help you in such a situation.
Sometimes, you might not receive a phone call and instead receive an email from the scammer itself/ It will describe to you a dubious offer that you need to pay using your iTunes Gift Card codes. You might not even realize that you would be a victim of an Apple iTunes Gift Card Scam. Upon clicking on the offer link, it will direct you to a fraudulent offer page or website, where you will be asked to enter your iTunes Gift Card code. Little do you know that this will result in the scammers stealing your information which will account to phishing.
As an expert in this field, it is always advised to verify these kinds of emails before replying to them. For example, an official email from First Option Recovery would end with @firstoptionrecovery.com. The domain name at the end of the name gives a sense of authenticity to the email that you would be replying to. It is advised not to entertain emails from domain names that don’t sound authentic.
How to save yourself from Apple iTunes gift card scam?
As a safe measure, it is always advised to not disclose any details regarding your iTunes gift card to unknown persons, especially over the phone or email. Other options include directly reporting to the Federal Trade Commission, but that also is not a good option because the FTC has got other things to do and might not entertain such a small request from your side. The best option, however, is to contact us at First Option Recovery. Unlike the FTC who deals with bigger trades and entertains requests pertaining to million-dollar frauds, we don’t differentiate between million-dollar scams and simple Apple iTunes gift card scam. We put equal efforts in both types of crimes.
Whether you have lost your money, if you are an organization or an individual, we are sincerely dedicated to helping you get your money back as soon as possible. You can check our website to find out about the list of the best attorneys that we hire and our exceptional track record and No Win No Fee guarantee is reminiscent of the fact that we will get our due credit only after we have your money credited back to you.