Hey everyone. My name is Shannon and I’m only a new to the adult world. I had sold my iPhone ($400) to an overseas buyer.. that was my first mistake. Then the bank they were with had an international bank transfer of $1000. But I had to pay the $600 first… second mistake. After paying that with iTunes cards the bank contacted me asking for a “refundable” $400 for the “BILLING CODE”. After that I was very broke. And they had asked me to pay another $500 for a mistake they made, but then they would give me $2000 in return. First of all the maths didn’t add up, and paying in iTunes cards didn’t add up either, and I was no longer convinced. But I had lost my iPhone, which I sold for $400, and lost $1000 that I had saved up. The only reason I was able to pay the $600 was because I got a Centrelink advance that you slowly pay back. You could only get those once a year. (Centrelink is government benefits for those who don’t earn enough, and are job seekers, not not old enough, which is youth allowance for things like study) Now I have no money left and I’m struggling to put even $50 each week to build up my savings. I’m an adult now which means I get bills which take away all my money. I even had to cancel my health care because I couldn’t pay $40 consistently each fortnight. I’m really desperate so that’s why I’m here. I hope you guys can help me restore all I’ve lost so I can get back on my feet to save up for my first car.
p.s. I’ve already contacted Apple. They haven’t been able to do anything, only report it and keep watch of that person.