Gift Cards purchased with stolen credit cards
In the past year or so we've an increasing number of cases where gift cards have been purchased using stolen credit cards. Often times, the cards will appear to work for a little while before being flagged by the retailer as fraudulent.
If you have purchased a fraudulent card, we advise you to get in touch with the police as soon as possible. There are active and ongoing investigations into these scammers and the police take this very seriously as these are not one off scams.
Remember the old adage: if seems too good to be true, it probably is. Gift cards are like cash, so if someone is selling one for 40% off, you should definitely be careful.