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Morrisey Warns of Christmas Scammers

December 9th, 2016 by WCBC Radio

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey warns consumers to be selective and cautious with holiday gift card purchases as “Grinch” scammers can use them to rip people off.  Thieves have been known to pilfer gift card racks. They will use handheld scanners to read the card’s magnetic information and any number on the front, after which they place the card back on display and wait for it to be activated. Once the unknowing recipient activates the card, the thief can create a counterfeit and/or make online purchases without having the actual card in hand. Morrisey urges consumers to exercise caution…

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