I’ve read a lot of posts like this one that details a person being scammed by someone over the phone into paying their back taxes using gift cards and cannot believe how incredibly stupid some people can be.
People are receiving calls from someone claiming to be the Canada Revenue Agency who are looking to collect on back taxes you owe or something to that extend. You are then threatened with jail time and RCMP attention if you do not make some form of payment arrangement. This all sounds terrifying right? I guess it would be, until they tell you their method of payment is iTunes or Visa gift cards…..
Who the hell in their right mind goes out and buys over $20K worth of gift cards to repay any form of debt? No business or debt collector is going to call you looking for gift cards…. What use does a business have for iTunes gift cards in place of cash?
If you were scammed by these people, you deserve it because you must be absolutely oblivious.