PSA: How to Spot and Avoid Gift Card Scams
A message from Best Buy, AARP, and NAAG

December 29, 2018 by TWN Staff
Best Buy Gift Card Fraud PSA

“As gift cards have gotten more popular over the years, they’re increasingly targeted by scammers as an easy way to steal money from innocent victims. That’s why Best Buy teamed up with AARP and the National Association of Attorneys General to create a PSA to educate and empower customers to spot and stop gift card scams.” Learn more here.

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