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How to protect yourself from gift card scams


With the holiday season in bloom, watch out for scams that promise free gift cards or offer to check your gift card balance, says Bolster.

Gift cards are always a handy option as a holiday present, especially these days when you may not be able to see family and friends in person. But gift cards are also an easy target for cybercriminals to exploit. A report released Tuesday by fraud prevention company Bolster looks at two types of gift card scams ringing in the holiday season and offers tips on how to avoid them.


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