HMRC/iTunes Scam

• The PSNI are warning people of a new trend that has hit the UK where fraudsters contact victims claiming to be from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and trick them into paying bogus debts and taxes using iTunes gift cards.

• Victims are being contacted in a variety of methods by fraudsters claiming to be from HMRC and are told they owe an outstanding debt. In these cases, the fraudsters all ask for payment in iTunes gift card voucher codes.

• Please ensure that your staff are trained to question large transactions of iTunes vouchers, especially when the customer is elderly.

• If presented by a customer looking to purchase a large quantity of vouchers, please alert a manager, challenge the customer and enquire why they are purchasing the vouchers and make them aware of this scam.

• You should also alert the police as many fraudsters will continue to bombard the victim with threatening phone calls and voicemails