Thursday, November 30, 2006

Gift card scam

I am posting this as a public service.  I have not verified the correctness of the information.  React as necessary for your own protection.

“If you buy Gift Cards from a display rack that has various store cards, you may become a victim of theft.  Crooks are now jotting down the card numbers in the store and then waiting a few days.  They then call to see how much of a balance THEY have on the card.  

Once they find the card is "activated", they go online and start shopping.  You may want to purchase your gift card from a customer service person where they do not have the Gift Cards viewable to the public.

Please share this with all your family and friends...

These websites confirm the above information!!!

As before, I am somewhat hesitant to publicize a method of theft that some crooks may not have thought of.  However, I think it’s important that the public take the appropriate measures to avoid being taken by these immoral people.  Perhaps the stores will wise up and use “mock” cards in the displays requiring all such purchases to be from stock out of view from the public.  


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