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02/23/2022

How to Guard Your Gift Cards Against Fraud

NBC 5

Right about now, some of you are working to spend the gift cards you received over the holidays. One North Texas consumer said his brand-new gift cards were unusable.

Read on for what consumers should watch for when using or buying gift cards.

FRAUD ALERT ON NEW GIFT CARDS

With two new prepaid Visa gift cards in hand, Chris Siconolfi said he saw a warning while trying to register the cards.

“I hadn't even opened up the package and there's like big exclamation points, fraudulent, call the number,” Siconolfi recalled.

He said he learned the $300 he’d loaded onto each card was safe, but he couldn’t use the cards.

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