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Craigslist scam offering car in exhange for gift cards

The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a bizarre scam involving cars posted for sale on Craigslist.

<p>Genesee County Sheriff's Office warning residents of a scam on Craiglists asking people to use iTunes gift cards for a vehicle.</p>

BATAVIA, NY-- The Genesee County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a bizarre scam involving cars posted for sale on Craigslist.

The sheriff's department says people wanting to purchase a vehicle are being asked to pay for it in iTunes gift cards to a phony Apple Pay account. The customer never receives the vehicle and iTunes cards are already redeemed by the alleged scammer.

Anyone that encounters the ad, should contact the Genesee County Sheriff's Office at: 585-343-5000.