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Learn about gift card fraud

There are currently repeated attempts at fraud in which people are asked to pay outstanding debts or bills for taxes, hospital stays, electricity, water and gas or to provide security by phone. The fraudsters use many different methods and abuse, among other things. also gift cards. As the codes for App Store & iTunes gift cards or Apple Store gift cards are sometimes requested, we would like to draw our customers' attention to these attempts at fraud.

Regardless of the reason for the payment, the scammers follow the same pattern: the person in question receives a call and is urgently or intimidatingly asked to make a payment using App Store & iTunes Gift Cards or Apple Store Gift Cards from a nearby supplier (supermarket, electronics retailer, etc.). After purchasing the cards, the person will be asked to give the codes on the back of the cards over the phone to make the payment.

It is important to understand that App Store & iTunes Gift Cards can ONLY be used to purchase goods and services from the iTunes Store, App Store, Apple Books, or to purchase Apple Music subscriptions or iCloud storage. Apple Store Gift Cards can ONLY be redeemed in the Apple Online Store and Apple Stores. If you are asked to use gift cards to make any other payment, there is a high likelihood that you are the target of an attempted fraud and should report this to the relevant authorities (local police) immediately.