Most scams that are victimizing people are just new twists on the old tried and true methods crooks have been using for years. The common denominator most of them have now is the use of Western Union, MoneyGram or Green Dot to send them money. These services, while above the board, are often used by criminals because of the anonymity offered.
The newest twist on this scam, since the aforementioned services have begun to make changes to discourage use by crooks, is to have the victims load money on an iTunes card. Better Business Bureau Investigator Bill Smith says the message should be clear: never send money to someone you don't know or somebody you recently met online, regardless of the reason they give you.
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iTunes cards work basically the same as other cards, but Smith advises you use extreme caution if doing so.