Class Action Lawsuit Accused Target Of Selling Scam Apple iTunes Gift Cards
Customers are buying tampered Apple iTunes gift cards at Target stores around the country, according to a class action lawsuit filed in a federal court in Minnesota on Wednesday.
The Class Action Lawsuit
The national class action was brought by more than a dozen customers as lead plaintiffs. They asserted that the store sells Apple iTunes gift cards that can be used by scammers to gain access to money customers have placed on the cards.
Furthermore, scammers remove the security tape, allowing them to record each card’s activation code, according to the complaint. The plaintiffs argued that once the Target customer who purchased the gift card loads it with money, the scammer will then drain the account.
The plaintiffs alleged that they bought an Apple iTunes gift card from Target that had been tampered with by scammers. They claimed that the robbers stole the money they placed on the card.
Besides that, some even claimed to have given the cards to friends and family members and experienced humiliation and frustration when the recipients realized the cards were empty.
According to the lawsuit, customers have lost millions of dollars loaded into gift cards because Target refused to take effective and appropriate security measures to ensure that scammers did not tamper with them.
At the same time, it failed to disclose to its customers the factual risk that the gift cards may have been tampered with.
Moreover, the class action lawsuit argues that Target’s failure to enforce the appropriate measures to prevent scammers from tampering with Apple iTunes gift cards, as well as continuing to sell them to consumers, illegally enriches the popular big-box chain.
Target is being accused by plaintiffs of violating multiple state consumer protection laws, negligence, and breach of warranty.
The problem with gift cards is widespread, and Target is well aware of it, but the lawsuit alleges that Target still continues to sell unsecured gift cards to its customers.
The plaintiffs would like to represent Target customers all over the country who bought Apple iTunes gift cards that were tampered with by scammers. On behalf of those Class Members, the class action lawsuit is seeking damages, as well as penalties, fines, and attorney fees.
Editor’s Note on Target iTunes Gift Cards Scam 2021:
This article is published to inform you of the latest class action lawsuit filed against Target by more than a dozen customers as lead plaintiffs. They asserted that the store sells Apple iTunes gift cards that can be used by scammers.
Case Name & No.: Chen, et al. v. Target Corporation, Case No. 0:21-cv-01247 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
Products/Services: American retail corporation
Allegations: Target allegedly sells Apple iTunes gift cards that can be used by scammers
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