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inquirer - 3 month ago

Gift cards are for giving gifts, not for paying ‘bills’ to scammers

NEW YORK---Gift cards are popular among Filipino Americans because they are convenient, accessible, and easy to use. By the same token, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), scammers also like to use them to swindle Americans out of millions of dollars. FTC officials said they have recently seen a significant uptick in scammers demanding to be paid by gift card. It is a quick, untraceable method for fraudsters to steal money from their victims. Gift cards are for gifts---not payment to the IRS

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