Scammers posing as Apple technicians
Scam Uses Gift Cards
Individuals being asked to send gift card as payment for services.
Gift cards are a popular and convenient way to give someone a gift. They’re also a popular way for scammers to steal money from you. That’s because gift cards are like cash: if you buy a gift card and someone else uses it, you probably cannot get your money back. Gift cards are for gifts, not payments for services. Anyone who demands payment by gift card is always a scammer!
Consumers have reported receiving phone calls from scammers posing as Apple technicians. The scammer informs the consumer that their computer is compromised or in need of an update, and in order to have it serviced they are asked to purchase gift cards of a certain denomination and mail them in as payment for services rendered.
A simple rule of thumb is to never pay for services rendered with gift cards!