This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…This is the song that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend. Some people started singing it, not knowing what it was, and they’ll continue singing it forever just because…

I think you get the drift here.  These scams will continue as long as people keep falling for them. So don’t be a sheep and follow the those who have falling victim to this scam.

Many individuals throughout the country have received scam emails meant to defraud them out of hundreds of dollars. In recent incidents, victims received emails designed to appear as though they were sent from a trusted contact, such as a CEO, CFO or management of an organization.

Emails related to this campaign display the name of a familiar contact and originate from various Gmail accounts.

Communication typically begins with a brief message asking the recipient if they are available, followed by a request to purchase several iTunes gift cards and provide the redemption code on the back of the cards to the sender via email.

These requests are commonly sent under the ruse of a fundraiser or charity, or state that the sender is unable to purchase the gift cards themselves due to time constraints. It recommended that users who receive unexpected or unsolicited emails from known senders requesting them to make a purchase of any kind to always verify the sender via another means of communication before taking any action.

Its also highly recommend informing staff, friends, and family about these types of scams as education and awareness will help to prevent further victimization.

Work and Play Smart my Friends and Colleagues