Phone Scam using iTunes cards

St. Thomas Police became informed of a phone scam that had begun in the spring of 2016. The fraudsters started off by saying they were offering software technical support for the victims computer for only $258.00. The victim provided her banking information over the phone and then just assumed the software was updated.

In December of 2016, she received a phone call from someone identifying themselves as a representative from the Better Business Bureau indicating that the software company she had been dealing with went out of business and would be receiving a refund. The only catch was that they had deposited too much money and would need her to return the extra money via iTunes cards, to the tune of $2000.00. Unfortunately the victim followed through with these requests.

Please use extreme caution when dealing with unknown callers on the phone, they may not be who they say they are! Providing your personal banking information over the phone is a big risk, we recommend not doing it.

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