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Scammer dupes SD man out of nearly $20K in iTunes gift cards

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Sioux Falls authorities say a 36-year-old man has been scammed into providing nearly $20,000 in iTunes gift cards to someone claiming to be from the IRS.

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - Sioux Falls authorities say a 36-year-old man has been scammed into providing nearly $20,000 in iTunes gift cards to someone claiming to be from the IRS.

KDLT-TV reports that the Sioux Falls man got a phone call from someone claiming to be with the revenue service. The person threatened arrest if he didn't give payment.

The caller told the man that he could avoid a trip with a lawyer to their New York offices if he paid $19,500 in iTunes gift cards. Authorities say the man used cash and credit cards to buy the gift cards and read the card numbers to the scammer over the phone.

Sioux Falls police spokesman Sam Clemens says it's unlikely the man will get his money back.

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