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Excelsior Springs Police Department
Thursday October 13th, 2016 :: 09:58 a.m. CDT

Advisory

Beware of iTunes card scams that are targeting the elderly, local stores reporting unusual purchases of iTunes cards.

Local retailers in Excelsior Springs are reporting unusual purchases of high value (exceeding $1,000) iTunes cards by older customers who may be victims of scamming.  

Tips to avoid becoming the victim of a scam

  • If you are NOT purchasing an item from the iTunes Store, App Store, iBooks Store, or an Apple Music membership, do NOT make a payment with iTunes Gift Cards. There's no other instance in which you'll be asked to make a payment with an iTunes Gift Card.
  • Do not provide the numbers on the back of the card to someone you do not know.
  • Immediately report potential scams to your local police department as well as the FTC (ftccomplaintassistant.gov).

Address/Location
Excelsior Springs Police Department
301 S Main St
Excelsior Springs, MO 64024

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 816-630-2000

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