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HMRC Has Issued Warnings Over an iTunes Gift Card Scam

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Debra Simonds
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According to HMRC there's another email scam doing the rounds, trying to part people (especially the elderly) with their hard-earned cash.

Apparently more than 1,500 reports of emails demanding iTunes gift cards in order to pay off a non-existent tax bill.

Apparently most victims are men over the age of 65, and are losing an average of £1,150.

That's a lot of money to spend on albums and Clash of Clans microtransactions.

First up is a cold call from a random person claiming to be from HMRC, telling the recipient that they have a hefty tax bill owed.

They're then told to go online and buy gift cards for digital stores, like iTunes, and asked to read out the redemption code.

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