SCAMMERS- Tis the Season to Avoid Gift Card Scams!
Updated: Jul 30
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