DUNWOODY, Ga. – A woman arrived at the police department July 18 to report fraud and theft. She told authorities that she received an email from her friend two days prior stating that they were in Japan and needed her to buy iTunes gift cards. The email requested two cards for $50 each and one card for $100. She purchased the card in Dunwoody Village and provided photos of the cards via email. She quickly received an email reply notifying her that her friend’s account was hacked.
When she contacted her friend, they confirmed that they were not in Japan and had been hacked. The victim contacted Apple and received a refund for two of the cards with only one used by the suspect.