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Summary of gift card scams

 


Gift card scams are not as frequent as credit/debit card scams mainly because the potential dollar amount to steal is limited to the gift card amount. However, many of the same techniques are used for either type of theft, so you might want to remember these schemes.

Putting fear in your heart is the top method for getting your cooperation. The top scam is the IRS scam. You will receive a call allegedly from the IRS saying they are going to prosecute you for tax evasion if you don't immediately pay a tax due amount, along with penalty and interest.

The caller explains the fastest way to ge...



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