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Scam Alert: Watch Out For Gift Card Scams 2023 Ho, Ho, No, No!

The Gift Card Scams 2023 To Watch Out For

🛍️🚨 MUST-WATCH FOR HOLIDAY SHOPPERS! 🚨🛍️ — If you’re buy­ing gift cards this sea­son, your mon­ey might be at risk! ScamTV uncov­ers a cun­ning scam in Cal­i­for­nia where shop­pers are los­ing hun­dreds of dol­lars through tam­pered gift cards.

🕵️ WHAT’S HAPPENING? 🕵️ — Inno­cent shop­pers pur­chase gift cards, think­ing they’ve secured the per­fect gift. But there’s a twist: scam­mers are manip­u­lat­ing the cards, leav­ing buy­ers with worth­less plas­tic and stolen funds.

👮‍♂️ EXPERT INSIGHT 👮‍♂️ — Sgt. Bar­ry Dug­gan of the Pinole Police Depart­ment reveals how these thieves are exploit­ing the bar­code sys­tem. Scam­mers are cut­ting off the part of the gift card that stores the funds while leav­ing the acti­va­tion bar­code intact.

🔍 INSIDE THE SCAM 🔍 — This video breaks down the scam’s mechan­ics and shows you how to spot a tam­pered card before it’s too late.

🛡️ PROTECT YOUR POCKET 🛡️ — Stamp Out Scams Inc. pro­vides essen­tial tips on how to safe­guard your pur­chas­es. Don’t let scam­mers ruin your hol­i­day cheer!

👉 KEY TAKEAWAYS 👉 — Learn the dif­fer­ence between the acti­va­tion bar­code and the spend­ing sec­tion of a gift card. Get ahead of scam­mers with our pre­ven­ta­tive mea­sures and what to do if you sus­pect you’ve pur­chased a tam­pered card.

💡 STAY INFORMED 💡 — Sub­scribe to ScamTV for the lat­est scam alerts and pre­ven­tion tips. With ScamTV and Stamp Out Scams Inc., learn how to keep your hard-earned mon­ey safe dur­ing the hol­i­days and beyond.

📣 SHARE TO WARN OTHERS 📣 — Spread the word by shar­ing this video. Togeth­er, we can out­smart scam­mers and keep our com­mu­ni­ties safe.

🔗 RESOURCES AND HELP 🔗 — Vis­it for more infor­ma­tion and assis­tance on scam pre­ven­tion. Our exper­tise is your best defense.

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00:00 Intro­duc­tion
00:11 Hol­i­day Scam Alert
00:33 Gift Card Scam
00:59 Pinole Police Depart­ment
01:14 Scam­mers Tam­per With Gift Card Before They Are Pur­chased
01:45 Scam­mers Slic­ing Off Gift Card Bar Code
02:03 Con­sumers Find­ing Scam Card After It’s Too Late
02:26 NBC Bay Area Gift Card Scam News Piece
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