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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The latest on gift card scams

Thinking of giving your love one a gift card? Think again. Lately scammers have been writing down the code(on the back of the cards) of the deactivated gift cards that you see at local walmarts or at stores. What the scammer does is go online and use the code to purchase items. They will keep punching in the code until they are able to buy something.

By that time when the card has been given he or she may not automatically go to walmart or the store they purchased while the theaves are online using the codes to buy products.

So how to protect yourself? Look at the back of the card and make sure that the scratch off is not erased.

Next alternative is giving them money so have a safe Christmas and happy shopping

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