Apple is also not responsible for these scams and doesn’t typically refund or reimburse.
“As a reminder, any call requesting that taxpayers place funds on an iTunes Gift Card or other gift cards to pay taxes and fees is an indicator of fraudulent activity! No legitimate United States Treasury or IRS official will demand that payments via; Western Union, MoneyGram, bank wire transfers, or bank deposits be made into another person’s account for any debt; to the IRS or Treasury.”
The Treasury Department reported more than 10,000 victims have fallen prey to tax phone scammers already; paying out over $54 million just since 2013. This number is ever growing despite the alert being out for three years consecutively.