WYDaily has collaborated with AARP to raise awareness about scams people need to watch out for.
A scam will be featured every Wednesday, so be sure to always check WYDaily.com and be in the know.
Here’s this week’s edition:
Gift cards are a great idea for gift giving, but do you know how to spot one that’s been compromised?
Check the back of the card to make sure the strip over the activation code is intact.
Don’t buy the first card on the rack as they are the top target for impatient scammers.
Lastly, register your gift card with the retailer if it is an option. This will make it easier to report misuse if it occurs.
Your safest bet is to buy gift cards that are stored safely behind the counter or buy them online directly from the retailer.
Visit the AARP Fraud Watch Network by clicking here or call the AARP Fraud Watch Network Helpline at 877-908-3360 to report a scam or get help if you’ve fallen victim.