Gift card scams are growing, and we’re all paying the price


Gift cards have become a popular way for scammers to launder money.


The scams start out innocently enough.

Maybe a phone call from someone who says he works for Amazon, claiming he noticed someone hacked into your account. Maybe someone who says she works for Microsoft, offering a refund for a computer security service you bought a few years ago that stopped working.

Lisa Hernandez was trying to reach, the dating site, to cancel her account…

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