Apple Benefits From ITunes Gift Card Scams, Suit Says

Law360 (July 20, 2020, 8:30 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc. isn't really trying that hard to combat thieves who trick people into making payments with iTunes gift cards because the tech giant gets to keep a chunk of the scammed proceeds, according to a proposed class action filed Friday in California federal court.

Scammers have been preying upon the elderly and vulnerable by tricking them into paying fake taxes, hospital bills or debt collections by demanding iTunes gift cards over the phone, and Apple plays a vital role in that scheme by failing to prevent payouts to the scammers, according to the complaint filed by a group of scam...

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