Scammers and Warnings

[WTB] Gift Cards purchased with stolen credit cards

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  • Nov 13th, 2017 5:05 pm
Deal Addict
Mar 7, 2007
1735 posts
lol wow. stolen credit card to buy gift cards. pretty ingenious...

always check out the person who is posting the card as well. someone with 4 posts and joined very recently is probably the first clue...

if a retailer had a problem then I would make a huge fuss and get SOMETHING back. You can be denied the item, but you won't have to pay for it.
Nintendo Switch vibes
Oct 26, 2010
76 posts
1 upvote
That's what happened..

i bought 200dollar worth of Starbuck gift card for 150, transferred balance to my starbucks card.
apparently after 2 days, my card was deactivated and total balance, including the balance i bought with my credit card, was gone and not seized.

i should've called the police damn.. i still had his phone number and everything at that time
Deal Guru
Nov 16, 2004
14554 posts
Just be aware that retailers go after these gift cards weeks and months after the crime has been committed. Just because you've had the card for 1 week, doesn't mean you are in the clear. When a card is found to made fraudulent purchases, all of those gift cards are instantly cancelled, one of which could be one you already paid for.
"Deal of the Day" addict
Sr. Member
Jun 27, 2012
751 posts
Winnipeg, MB
I was thinking the same thing. If they don't know who you are and the buyer doesn't spend the entire amount or pays the difference in cash, they only have the face. If glasses with a light tint were used and a cap to cover the hair and it makes it a lot harder to ID the buyer.

Maybe its time they logged the buyer's ID when it is purchased. This could be crosschecked at the store instantly.
May 28, 2017
36 posts
Edmonton, AB
It's not just Gift Cards, it can be Sports Tickets, Concert Tickets (especially), NBA tickets etc.. always ask for Hard Copy of that Event ticket and a copy of their Driver's License. I bought tickets for Drake through Ticketmaster and at the concert on Floor seats 3 sets of people we had to asked the Security to escort them out as they had these "Fake Paper Tickets" they paid 50% less cost for.