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A New Kind of Gift Card Fraud from Best Buy

By: David Cameron (Google+) 1/2/2017

My wife and I had another idyllic Christmas this year. There was lots of family, food and, of course, gifts. I am notoriously hard to buy for but my wife knows that I always have a use for gift cards - especially Best Buy gift cards. So this year was not different, she picked up a gift card at our local grocery store and thought no more about it. That is until I tried to remove the card from the packaging only to find that there was no card inside! She was able to activate the card at the store - all the while unknowing that there was no gift card to redeem. Unfortunately, we were victims of Gift Card Fraud.

I had never heard of this crime until I started searching f...


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