Ticket And Gift Card Scams

posted by Brody - 

There have been a few scams going around, some including winning a free gift card to Walmart or Target.  Thieves are starting to target victims via text where they send you a link asking you to click it to claim you free gift card.  If it comes from a number you don't recognize, don't click it.   Here's more info on that scam called "smishing".

We get these phishing emails at work all of the time that look like that can be from corporate, which has forced us to question any sort of alert we get.  For some of our log ins we have special double security to keep from getting hacked.  

A Vegas family got scammed out of $1,000 for Stanley Cup Final tickets to see the Vegas Golden Knights!  They paid but never got the electronic tickets they were promised.  Stanley Cup Final tickets are a costly lesson but lesson nonetheless.  

Tips to avoid this sort of scam include buying tickets from a reputable third party like Stubhub, using an entity that has a customer service department and avoid paying cash so they can track the transaction.  Also, don't post the barcode on your ticket for someone else to copy.

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