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 Apple iTunes Gift Card Scam) has been a rage among the scammers as of now. The numbers are certainly going to increase day by day. Some even bait into believing that they would get insane discounts on their purchase if they follow a particular set of rules and guidelines as implemented by the fraudsters.
First Option Recovery has recently been on an overtime working spree, thanks to these new types of Apple iTunes gift card scams that have emerged in the market. They have hired many professionals to deal with scams’ emerging scenarios worldwide. Be it crypto scams, any chargeback scam, or any other fraudulent practice. They are always there to guide you. 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 comes to fund recoveries across the globe.
Many people receive 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 the details of your iTunes gift card codes. As First Option Recovery dedicates itself to eradicating all fraudulent financial practices globally, we, as a customer-centric firm, warn you about the potential pitfalls of such an iTunes gift card scam shortly.
According to the First Option Recovery report, they receive approximately 800 complaints per day regarding people who have ended up being victims of the Apple iTunes gift card scam. They have lost roughly $1.7 billion in total to such scams in 2019. Now, that’s tremendous losses in money.
You probably know of the times when Money Order scams were rampant across the industry until the Apple iTunes gift card scam took its place. In Money Order, scammers would ask a person to send them money via wire transfers. Unfortunately, it took a toll where they introduced software to spot and cancel those transfers as soon as a fraudulent practice is detected. Now, that has been replacing with 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 tough to trace them back.
We now bring you a small summary of the report brought to you by the First Option Recovery team after a detailed and thorough analysis of the subject.
HOW DO THESE TRICKSTERS SCAM YOU INTO BEING A VICTIM OF THE APPLE ITUNES GIFT CARD SCAM?
While trying to scam you, the scammers 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. Due to your emotions, you might end up falling for it and providing them with your iTunes codes and falling victim to the 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 victims of an Apple iTunes Gift Card Scam. The code usually inscribes at the back of the card. Although it’s known that one can use iTunes Gift Cards 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, no particular name or encryption service is associated with these iTunes Gift Cards. Hence, Apple doesn’t verify whether a Gift Card code belongs to a specific person. Thus, Apple doesn’t take responsibility when you are a victim of the 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 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 they’ll ask you to enter your iTunes Gift Card code. Little do you know that this will result in the scammers stealing your information which will account for phishing.
As an expert in this field, it is advisable to verify these emails before replying to them. For example, an official email from First Option Recovery would end with @eampertaa.in. At the end of the process, the email address’s domain name that you connect to gives a sense of authenticity. 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 advisable 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. However, the best option is to contact us at First Option Recovery. Unlike the FTC who deals with more significant trades and entertains requests about million-dollar frauds, we don’t differentiate between million-dollar scams and simple Apple iTunes gift card scams. We put equal efforts into 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. We have dealt with scams like forex trading scams and binary online scams, and we are sure that we can help you with gift card scams as well. You can check our website to find out about the list of the best attorneys that we hire, and our exceptional track record and our 100% guarantee are reminiscent of the fact that we will get our due credit only after we have your money credited back to you.