3 Tips to Avoid Gift Card Scams This Holiday

If you are planning to buy gift cards, here's how to best avoid some of the latest scams.

Thieves are stealing all the information off the card and then putting them back in the rack behind other cards.  They copy the card number and pins.  Once activated, they have the ability to use it before you do.   So here’s what can you do: check carefully for any tears in the packaging.   Look for any scratches on the card or stickers placed over the original bar code.   It’s best to purchase the card from the source,  and if you do get a gift card, use it ASAP!