If they’re asking for payment by an i Tunes gift card, it’s a scam.
Don’t do it.”Stolen i Tunes gift card codes are also being sold on the black market, Breyault told NBC News.
Facebook closed its official “Gift Shop” in 2010, and it has recently brought it back into the official fold, with a new twist. Facebook said it has hundreds of gifts to choose from such as a digital gift card from Starbucks.
You can access Facebook gifts from the Facebook App Center or by going to Facebook.com/Gifts Click the big green “Give a Gift” button. Similarly, Facebook announced a coming soon feature to make charitable contributions with 11 non-profit partners, including the American Red Cross, the Boys and Girls Club of America and Livestrong.
People are doing it and losing significant amounts of money. Lucie, Fla., reported that a local man was scammed by someone claiming to be an IRS agent.
To claim the gift, the recipient can show the cashier the “Treat Card” sent to their smartphone.
For Android or i Phone devices, Wrapp will send free gift cards to your favorite friends, posting directly to their Facebook Wall.
A gift card is like cash — a quick, convenient and untraceable way for con artists to get money.
And even if the victim realizes they’ve been scammed, there’s typically no way to reverse the transaction.