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:
Here is a helpful link from Google about Google Play gift card scams:
Always remember, anyone who demands payment with a gift card is a scammer!
Here is more helpful information to counter other threats to your security: