Kane In Your Corner: New data shows gift card scams are skyrocketing

News 12’s Senior Investigative Reporter Walt Kane has what you need to know to not fall victim.

Walt Kane

Nov 24, 2023, 3:44 PM

Updated 240 days ago

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Just in time for the holiday shopping season, new data shows gift card scams are skyrocketing.
News 12’s Senior Investigative Reporter Walt Kane has what you need to know to not fall victim.
The Better Business Bureau shows that this year, scams increased 50% over 2022.
Gift card scams can take a lot of different forms -- the scammer may pretend you owe taxes or claim to be from a debt collector.
If you're buying a gift card, experts say to make sure the packing is intact and the PIN code is not exposed.


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