“These common scams have something in common: gift cards” – AARP

gift card scam III

AARP (The American Association of Retired Persons) reminds everyone: “In 2020 alone, American consumers lost at least $124 million to scammers asking to be paid in gift cards.* And no wonder—gift cards are commonplace, untraceable, and can easily be converted to cash. You can avoid many scams if you keep this in mind: requests to pay with gift cards are a sign of fraud. (*FTC Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book 2020)”

Payment by gift card? It’s a scam!

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