Tuesday, December 22, 2020

FTC Consumer Alert: New tools to fight gift card scams

Consumer Alerts from the Federal Trade Commission

by Cristina Miranda
Division of Consumer and Business Education, FTC

This holiday season (and year-round), gift cards are on scammers' wish lists. Scammers always have a reason for you to pay them immediately with a gift card. And they often tell you which card to buy and which store to visit. That's why the FTC is launching a new Stop Gift Card Scams campaign to work with stores and law enforcement to fight these scams. And it's also why the FTC has taken another look at reporting data to see what's happening lately.

Read more >  https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/2020/12/new-tools-fight-gift-card-scams?utm_source=govdelivery

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