MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. – Police in the Lowcountry are issuing an unusual warning about a scam – paying crooks with iTunes cards.
The Mount Pleasant Police Department issued the warning on Twitter on Tuesday.
The tweet says a scammer is calling people to inform them a family member is in jail. The caller then asks for iTunes cards as payment.
This scam has actually worked in other places across the country.
Our sister station WOOD-TV reports a couple was scammed out of $3,000 in Michigan last June. They were fooled into buying six iTunes gift cards – worth $500 apiece – after being told their grandson was in jail.