Man scammed into purchasing $2,000 worth of iTunes cards

Police say a Center Grove area man was scammed into buying $2,000 worth of iTunes gift cards.

The man received a phone call on Thursday from a man who identified himself as a sergeant and said that his grandson was in jail and in order to make bail he needed to send $2,000 in iTunes gift cards, according to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office report.

The resident went to a local store and bought $2,000 worth of gift cards, then called back and provided the person with the gift card information, according to the report.

The person then told the man his grandson would be released. After he provided the caller with the gift card information, the man told a family member about the call, according to the report.

The family member then notified Apple of the incident and called the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office to make a report.

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Corey Elliot is a reporter at the Daily Journal. He can be reached at celliot@dailyjournal.net or 317-736-2719.