Think again. Gift cards are convenient, but it’s important to remember that the gift cards are meant for gifts, not payments, fines or any other financial transactions with someone who contacts you online. Here’s why:
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Beware Gift Card Scams
6 ways scammers ask for payment by gift card and why you should say NO!
Gift cards are for gifts and anyone who claims they want you to pay with a gift card is not legitimate. Gift cards are almost like sending cash and can be redeemed anonymously. Money you have spent on gift cards is not traceable or able to be returned to you if a scammer receives the gift card. This video shows you how to recognize gift card scams and reminds you that if you receive a request from someone to pay with a gift card stop and do not purchase a gift card!
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