NEVER Buy a Gift Card for Someone Asking Via Email!

Eric. Nadine, Colleen, Craig. Everybody wants gift cards!  NOOO. Just a reminder: FYI this is a common scam… You get an email or text from what looks like a friend, family or colleague asking you to buy a gift card for them and they will pay you back.  Usually they are “too busy in a meeting” to speak with you and this simply an attempt to steal from you.  Gift cards, when activated, have a retail value – and can be bought or sold or transferred easily – which makes them great for crooks.  They don’t need the actual card to use them, just the numbers on the card… With those numbers, you can use gift cards online like a credit card.  You’ll see many requests are coming in from iTunes or Steam (gamer sights).  When you get one of these emails, delete it.  The “sender” friend was not hacked, but their identity has been used to try to trick you.  Be warned:  do not send anything (account information, closing information, gift cards, credit card info) or anything of any value based on an email request alone. Always call the number in your address book to confirm first!