Beware of iTunes Gift Card Scam in Mississauga and the GTA


Published June 6, 2016 at 2:24 am


iTunes lovers beware… more specifically, those of you who own iTunes gift cards. 

Toronto police have issued a public warning after receiving numerous complaints about a scam involving gift cards for iTunes. 

Citizens are being contacted by con artists claiming to be with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA), making payment demands and threatening to arrest people that don’t immediately pay. 

According to The Post, police are assuring citizens that the CRA will not ask for overdue tax payments to be made via iTunes gift cards, nor will they request the access/PIN code of an iTunes card. They will also not send police officers in less than an hour to arrest people for non-payments. 

If you are contacted by someone claiming to be a CRA agent, you are advised to be careful with any information you provide, and confirm proof of identity. After doing so, ask for credentials and a phone number to call. 

If you have any information regarding this scam, you are urged to call police at 416-808-3100, or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.


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