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SCAMMERS- Tis the Season to Avoid Gift Card Scams!

Updated: Jul 30, 2023

Notice to hang up on gift card scams with website at the bottom for reporting fraud

Here are our top 5 tips to avoid gift card scams during this holiday season.

Tip 1: Don't call me- I'll call you.

Amazon and Google do not call you!

If you didn’t initiate the communication, be suspicious.

Tip 2: Be a smart shopper and avoid stranger danger.

Known and legitimate websites when shopping online -

if it's too good to be true- it's too good to be true.

Tip 3: Unless they know you- an “urgent matter,” is probably baloney- feel free to hang up!

There is no warrant for your arrest, unpaid fine from the IRS

Do not save whales or kittens or the sheriffs department.

Tip 4: Don’t fall for the bait!

Email and text message links that are not from friends having a clear message are

NOT SAFE> when in doubt, ask if they meant to send- they probably didn't.

Tip 5: Use credit cards!

Because they have fraud protection and insurance

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