Warning! Don't fall for the gift card scam!

IF SOMEONE CALLS AND ASKS FOR ANY KIND OF PAYMENT WITH GIFT CARDS,

HANG UP! IT’S A SCAM!

 

Gift cards are handy for gift-giving. They are now a popular way for scammers to try to steal your money.

Don’t fall for their scams.

 

  • The IRS will never ask for payment with gift cards.
  • No government agency will ever ask for payment with gift cards.
  • No bank or other reputable business will ever ask for payment with gift cards.

 

If a caller even mentions gift cards, hang up immediately!
 

Here is a helpful link from the Federal Trade Commission about gift card scams:

https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/paying-scammers-gift-cards

 

Here is a helpful link from Google about Google Play gift card scams:

https://support.google.com/googleplay/answer/9057338?hl=en

 

Always remember, anyone who demands payment with a gift card is a scammer!

 

 

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