Grandfather scammed out of $50,000 in iTunes scam

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There's still a lot of money left in iOS devices.
Police say they want to stop others being scammed in the same way.
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An almost 90-year-old grandfather was recently scammed out of $50,000 in iTunes vouchers, police detectives have revealed.

Calling the scam artists “the lowest of the low,” Detective Mike Oakley says that the victim received a call on May 3 from a person pretending to be his grandson and saying they had been involved in a serious car accident during a vacation in Florida.

Apple ‘working rapidly’ to bring Apple Pay to more markets

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Apple Pay is awesome, but where do they accept it?
Apple wants to bring Apple Pay to every major market the company operates in.
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Jennifer Bailey, VP of Apple Pay, says that Apple is “working rapidly” to expand the company’s mobile payments system way beyond the six countries it currently operates in.

“Our goal is to have Apple Pay in every significant market Apple is in,” Bailey said in a new interview.