Consumer Protection has advised that they will be releasing their annual scam report via a press conference on 1 February 2018. 

This report has identified that the number of scam payments from iTunes gift cards has doubled in the past year despite retailers limiting iTunes gift card transactions. The Department believes that this is because the restriction/limit is being by-passed by employees permitting multiple transactions.

CCIWA is concerned that the press conference will criticise retailers and say they are not doing enough to enforce the limit on iTunes gift card transactions.

They are contacting all WA Regional Chambers to ensure that we are aware of the forthcoming press conference, and to please request that we forward this communication onto all of your retail Members to encourage them to discuss with all employees how scams can be conducted, their impact on customers, and existing workplace policies.

The following is a link to a recent announcement by Consumer Protection regarding this scam for your reference:https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/announcements/itunes-gift-cards-current-currency-used-scammers

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