Published: October 19, 2018
As many of our prior posts have indicated, scammers frequently use gift cards as a way to obtain payment because they are not traceable and no stop payment can be placed on them.
The Federal Trade Commission has released statistics indicating that there has been a 270% increase in scammers requesting payment with a gift card. 42% of people who paid scammers with a gift card used iTunes or Google Play. Be cautious of anyone calling you and demanding immediate payment or pressuring you to make payment with a gift card.
For more information see: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2018/10/scammers-demand-gift-cards?utm_source=govdelivery.