Cheap iTunes gift card - Too good to be true?

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  1. danetello macrumors 6502

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  3. alexprice macrumors 6502a

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    I don't understand how it works fully, but I can assure you that i've been ripped off once in the past with these things.

    As I recall, the first couple worked and the last failed and couldn't get a refund!!

    If it seems too good to be true, it probably is!
     
  4. chembox macrumors 6502a

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    These looked like hacked accounts that they're offering, don't commit the offer.
     
  5. kimtyson macrumors member

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    A 75% discount on cash? Yeah, that might be real. You get what you pay for.
     
  6. aleni macrumors 68020

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    careful with this. the seller bought the giftcard with a stolen credit card, your account might get disabled a few days after you reedem the
    code.
     
  7. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Agreed. This stinks like week old fish. I would avoid it.
     
  8. JASApplications macrumors 65816

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    Definitely a scam. Anyway don't Apple only allow legit people to sell their products at the price they're selling them at?
     
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  10. jthomp macrumors regular

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    Just the fact that you are questioning it should be enough to answer your own question...
     
  11. vabunuc macrumors member

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    watch the walmart sales flyers. a month ago they were selling $50 itunes cards for $35.
     
  12. Orion126 macrumors regular

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    "the new account would be sent out if the former one was frozen"

    "# Do not change the password when you get the information
    # Please consume it in the specific time
    # Please contact me in time if you meet any problems"

    Looks like a scam to me.
     
  13. wxman2003 Suspended

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    And the OP would likely be the one prosecuted for using stolen property.
     
  14. ani23 macrumors 6502

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    Thanks so much for your reassurance and facts. Just needed that.
     
  15. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Wow, forget to put on your tinfoil hat this morning?
     
  16. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    Paypal can be fooled. Don't believe you are protected.

    The cards are often purchased with stolen credit cards, and if you happen to use them on iTunes, after Apple finds out they are stolen, your account will be frozen .
     
  17. yukio macrumors regular

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    Is there such a thing as a physical iTunes Gift Card in $1000 denomination?

    Nevermind - I see - they are offering access to an iTunes account with $1000 credit in it. I can't see anything good possibly coming out of this deal.

    Here's the part that might give you clear reason for pause - anything with usage windows like this - and that wants to keep the password the same (so they can also get access to what you buy perhaps?) is trying to play the fraud detection window.

    [Product Categories]:
    Usage time limit: 24 hours
    Usage time limit: 3 days
    Usage time limit: one week
    No time limit
    [How to Use it]:
    An account and password will be given after your payment was cleared
    Login in the account, then to authorize to the compute
    Then you can download movies, songs, games etc. freely.
    [Attention]:
    Do not change the password when you get the information
    Please consume it in the specific time
    Please contact me in time if you meet any problems
     
  18. TJRiver macrumors 6502

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    If you have to ask...........
     
  19. iceterminal macrumors 68000

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    If something seems too good to be true......


    .............it probably isn't true.
     
  20. Scuby macrumors regular

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    You can definitely get iTunes cards at below face value (I usually wait until they're on offer and buy lots of £15 cards for £10 each), but would never accept anywhere that didn't send me the physical, un-scratched iTunes gift card. Certainly anything were you get given the login details to a different account isn't right!

    David
     
  21. ThaDoggg macrumors 6502a

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    OP you said it yourself....too good to be true. I would stay far away from these kind of deals as they are all scams.
     
  22. ConnorTurnbull macrumors 6502

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    Indeed don't think all iTunes card sales are a scam. In the UK especially, there's always some retailer discounting them and they're entirely genuine.

    However, $1000? That's insane. This is really too good to be true. You can't even buy iTunes cards in that domination, I think.
     
  23. MaxBurn macrumors 65816

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    There are people selling discounted gift cards all over but not at that steep of a discount!

    I have been tracking go phone cards and it seems the most you can get off those is around 20%.
     
  24. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    scam i could see a person selling 1 say a $100 card of cheap if they won it or got it as a gift, but $1000 card sounds fishy for that example to work
     
  25. dtbratt macrumors 6502

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    Scam! Just ready the info at the bottom of the page. Some strick instructions.
     

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