FRAUDSTERS are asking victims for payment in iTunes vouchers, police have warned.

Phone and email scammers tell victims to buy the cards for alleged PPI refunds, debts repayments, utility costs and other frauds.

A Poole resident was recently cold-called by PPI conmen. The victim was told a package with thousands of pounds in it would be delivered to their address but that they would need to get iTunes vouchers first to give in exchange to the courier.

However, the victim was aware it was a scam call and challenged the callers before hanging up.

A spokesperson from Dorset Police said legitimate companies will never use iTunes vouchers, or any other voucher, as a means of taking payment.

Retailers in Dorset are asked to warn potential victims seen buying large quantities of vouchers.