Gift cards are a popular holiday gift item, with sales expected to reach 27 billion this holiday season. If gift cards are on your holiday shopping list, you need to be aware that thieves are stealing balances by scratching off the strip, writing down the number, then placing another strip on top, making this scam difficult to detect for the average person. At present, this is only affecting physical gift cards purchased in stores with easy access to the cards, like grocery stores.
Gift Card Scam: Crooks Can Drain the Money Off Your Cards
Dec 19, 2016 | News