New version of ‘loved one in jail’ scam asks for iTunes cards

Scam alert

Originally published January 20, 2016 iTunes cards are great for a gift, but they won’t be accepted as bond to get someone released from jail.

The Sheboygan Police Department sent out a warning about a similar scam that’s targeting the elderly.

The scammer calls the victim and claims a loved one is in jail and needs someone to post bond. The scammer tells the victim the bond can be posted via iTunes gift cards.

If you receive a call like this, hang up. Police say no agency will accept iTunes cards as bond.

If you fear someone you know has been arrested, contact police and ask them directly.

Never call a phone number provided to you by someone who you suspect is a scammer.