Gift card scams don’t slow down after the holidays have come and gone.
As gift cards have grown in popularity over the years, they increasingly are targeted by scammers as an easy way to steal money from innocent victims. These scammers can be very convincing, and typically prey on older adults.
Best Buy, AARP and the National Association of Attorneys General filmed a PSA (public service announcement spot) -- see above -- to alert consumers about spotting and avoiding getting ripped off in a gift card scams.
Please spread the word to your networks and help stop the scam.
PSA Video (Spread the Word, Stop the Scam)
CBS This Morning News Story (December 26, 2018)
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