Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread >Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: Warning!!! Gift Card Scam

A Peach Supreme





Posts: 2395
(2403 all sites)
Registered: 6/25/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 09:14 AM
I heard about this today and I don't want anyone to be a victim so be careful when you purchase store gift cards.This came from the Leon County, FL Sherriff's office.

Tis the Season Well, the crooks have found a way to rob you of your
gift card balance. If you buy Gift Cards from a display rack that has
various store cards you may become a victim of theft. Crooks are now
jotting down the card numbers in the store and then wait a few days and
call to see how much of a balance they have on the card. Once they find
the card is "activated", and then they go online and start shopping. You
may want to purchase your card from a customer service person, where they
do not have the Gift Cards viewable to the public. Please share this with
all your family and friends...

 
Visit User's Homepage
Replies:

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 13910
(15927 all sites)
Registered: 3/14/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 09:18 AM
good tip..thanks...always nice to know the worthless scumbags of the world are hard at work...

 

____________________

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2395
(2403 all sites)
Registered: 6/25/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 09:34 AM
Yeah I was completely disgusted when I read this in an email this morning. Imagine buying a gift card for someone special for their favorite store and then they go to spend it and the balance is already gone!!! I am sure the store won't do anything about it.
 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 18593
(18594 all sites)
Registered: 11/20/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 10:43 AM
so sad that something that can bring out the best in people (the giving of a gift) can bring out the worst in others ... thanks for this info - had not heard about this.

 

____________________
"Come on down to the Mermaid Cafe and I will buy you a bottle of wine, and we'll laugh and toast to nothing and smash our empty glasses down..."

 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 14277
(14329 all sites)
Registered: 12/20/2001
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 10:49 AM
Thanks for posting this. I hadn't heard of this before now. Most of the adults in my extended family have agreed that gift cards are the way to go this year (mom has enough slippers and if I get another sweater I think I'll open a discount sweater shop).

We'll be careful.

 

____________________

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 19426
(20204 all sites)
Registered: 3/13/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 10:51 AM
hey that makes sense, the cards are just on display everywhere nowadays........

i do the ones from my bank, that way people can use them anywhere.

Peace, thanks for sharing.

 

____________________
you know there just ain't no telling

what a satisfied girl will do.

 
E-Mail User

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20227
(20241 all sites)
Registered: 9/22/2005
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 11:01 AM
Gift cards don't have that aluminum powder and adhesive mixture covering any numbers on them that has to be scratched off ?

 

____________________
If we practice and eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth, soon the whole world will be blind and toothless. -Mahatma Gandhi.

 

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2395
(2403 all sites)
Registered: 6/25/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 11:42 AM
The one I have in my wallet had that silver stuff on it but I guess a safe bet is to make sure the silver stuff is intact when you buy a gift card. My husband just bought a gift card at Best Buy and I looked at it and it has a really small silver area on it but the card says nothing about scratching it off and it has a number on it in plain sight.
 

Peach Pro



Karma:
Posts: 345
(347 all sites)
Registered: 2/28/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 11:43 AM
hanks for sharing this...Always need to be on our toes or else we'll get screwed many times over...
 

True Peach



Karma:
Posts: 14557
(14557 all sites)
Registered: 3/28/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 12:01 PM
Thank you for this post. I don't usually buy gift cards, but that is good info to have. They should keep all gift cards behind the checkout counter.
 

Universal Peach



Karma:
Posts: 6475
(6530 all sites)
Registered: 8/27/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 01:39 PM
Thanks for the info. Just got one for a Mama to be that doesn't have a whole lot to begin with.....

 

____________________
Otie for sainthood...St. Odious!


 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 19426
(20204 all sites)
Registered: 3/13/2003
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 01:44 PM
i just checked these out at the wawa, and sho'nuff they have the numbers right on them. of course, you can't do too much with an online Wawa card.......unless they are shipping hoagies.

 

____________________
you know there just ain't no telling

what a satisfied girl will do.

 
E-Mail User

A Peach Supreme



Karma:
Posts: 2395
(2403 all sites)
Registered: 6/25/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 04:42 PM
here is some more info on the subject from the Snopes website:

http://www.snopes.com/fraud/sales/giftcard.asp

 

Peach Master



Karma:
Posts: 892
(893 all sites)
Registered: 9/25/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 11/28/2006 at 05:01 PM
Thanks for the idea.....errr........info....(kidding)

 

____________________


The Best Music Is Live Music ~ Enjoy and Share It !

 
 


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software


Privacy | Terms of Service
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com