Waukesha police: 3 victims targeted by callers posing as IRS, police, demanding payment via iTunes cards

WAUKESHA -- Waukesha police are issuing a warning after receiving three reports from victims of fraud over the past few days relating to iTunes gift cards.

According to police, the victims have received telephone calls from long-distance numbers, with the caller claiming to be from the IRS, or claiming to be the police, or claiming to be someone with a family member in jail, who needs bail money.

The callers then ask for payment using iTunes gift cards.

Waukesha police say these three victims are out hundreds of dollars.

Police advise that if you receive a phone call like this, from an unknown person who claims you owe them money, don't follow through with their demands, as it is likely a scam.