Sometimes, chain emails go around that actually have truth in them. Recently I received an email that warned against Gift Card Fraud.
Well the crooks have found a way to rob you of your gift card balance.
If you buy Gift Cards from a display rack that has various store cards
you may become a victim of theft. Crooks are now jotting down the card
numbers in the store and then wait a few days and call to see how much
of a balance THEY have on the card. Once they find the card is
activated, and then they go online and start shopping. You may want to
purchase your card from a customer service person, where they do not
have the Gift Cards viewable to the public. Please share this with all
your family and friends…