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IC3 Issues Alert on Gift Card Scams

Original release date: June 11, 2015

The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has released an alert warning consumers of fraud around the resale of gift cards. The secondary gift card market has grown in recent years, and criminal activity has been identified on sites facilitating such exchanges. When purchasing gift cards, look for reputable merchants who will ensure resold cards contain correct balances.

US-CERT encourages consumers to review the IC3 Alert for more details on avoiding gift card fraud and US-CERT Security Tip ST07-001 for information on shopping safely online.

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