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Scammers favor gift cards because they are easy for people to find and buy, and they have fewer protections for buyers compared to some other payment options. Scammers can get quick cash, the transaction is largely irreversible, and they can remain anonymous.

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Scammers also tell people where to buy the gift cards. In the first nine months of 2021, people who reported losing money buying gift cards mentioned Target stores more than other retailers. Reports suggest that Walmart, Best Buy, CVS, and Walgreens stores are also popular with scammers.

Losses also vary by card brand. Target cards, for example, saw a median reported loss of $2,500 in the first nine months of the year, far higher than other frequently reported cards.7 In addition, 30% of people who paid with a Target card said they lost $5,000 or more.8

2 Gift cards were the most frequently reported payment method for fraud in 2018, 2019, 2020, and in the first nine months of 2021. From January 2018 through September 2021, the second most frequently reported payment method was credit cards. From January 2021 through September 2021, the second most frequently reported payment method was cryptocurrency.

3 From January 2021 through September 2021, 39,263 reports indicating $147.8 million in gift card and reload card payments were submitted, compared to 36,682 reports indicating $115.1 million in reported gift card payments in all of 2020. Earlier year figures for comparison purposes are as follows: 35,323 reports with $100 million reported lost (2019), 32,084 reports with $70.6 million reported lost (2018).

5 From January 2021 through September 2021, 12,239 people reported losing $35.5 million to business impersonators using gift cards, and 7,844 people reported losing $39.6 million to government impersonators using gift cards. Excluding reports that did not indicate a contact method, a phone call was the method of contact in 37% of reports indicating gift cards as the method of payment, followed by email (18%) and social media (16%).

7 The median individual reported losses from January 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021 by gift card brand are as follows: Target ($2,500), Walmart ($1,380), Apple ($800), eBay ($600), and Google Play ($500). Median individual losses are based on the total loss reported by the consumer, which often includes more than one gift card purchase.

8 The percentage of reports from January 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021 indicating a loss of $5,000 or more by gift card brand are as follows: Target (30%), Apple (13%), Walmart (12%), Google Play (6%), and eBay (3%). Of the $148 million reported lost to gift card scams during this period, $111 million were losses reported by people who reported a loss of $5,000 or more.

Want to text a friend or family member a free drink at Starbucks? If you have an iPhone, you can use the Messages app to text Starbucks gift cards to anyone! If the recipient also has an iPhone, they'll see the gift card in the message instantly. If they have an Android, they'll receive a link to the gift card instead of an image. And although Android users can only send Starbucks gift cards via email, we found an easy workaround that still lets you send gift cards via text from any Android. Read on to learn how!

Text gift cards are an innovative, easy way to make sure your gift is delivered fast, on-time, and without any hassle. Stop wasting time looking for the right gift card at the store and join the future of gift-giving.

Next, add your own image. It can be a family photo, an inside joke only the two of you understand, or anything else you can think of. When sent, all of these elements are pulled together into a short animation that will truly set your gift apart.

With the frequent and creative scams out there, this is a common assumption to make. Giving your loved one a heads up, either before or after the text is sent, is a good idea. If the gift card gets stuck in filters, you can always go back into the system and resend it.

Here is a silly example showing several of these listbox techniques. We'll have a list of countriesdisplayed. We'll be able to select only a single country at a time. As we do so, a status bar will display the population of the country. You can press a button to send one of several gifts to the selected country's head of state (well, not really, but use your imagination).Sending a gift can also be triggered by double-clicking the list or hitting the Return key.

Another option to find a gift card is to use an online search tool. There are some platforms that make organizing and sending online gift cards a breeze. Instead of searching individual websites, see a number of offerings in one place:

*Exxon Mobil Rewards+ is a rewards program available at participating Exxon- and Mobil-branded service stations. Terms and conditions apply. You must fully enroll to become a member and use points. See to complete enrollment. Points have no monetary value and expire after 1 year. You cannot earn Exxon Mobil Rewards+ points for: tobacco, lottery, cash back, gift cards, money order, membership/loyalty, financial prepaid cards, aviation and marine fuels, milk (Pennsylvania, Maine, and Massachusetts) and on negative transactions, fees, miscellaneous prepaid products and tax. In some states, points cannot be earned or redeemed on alcohol purchases. Though you cannot earn points on gift card purchases, taxes or miscellaneous prepaid cards, you can redeem points for these items.

While not new, gift card scams are on the rise and can result in a victim losing hundreds or thousands of dollars. In a typical scam, an employee receives an email or a text message that pretends to be from their co-worker, boss, or another senior figure or person of authority. It asks them to buy gift cards and send them photos of the backs, for reasons that will supposedly be explained later. The scammer may ask you to communicate with them via text message or over the phone.

Good to hear from you. I need to get three iTunes gift cards for my niece. It's her birthday but I can't do this now because I'm currently traveling. Can you get them for me from any store around you? I'll pay back next week when I get back home.

Startselect is Europe's largest reseller of mobile and game credit, gift cards, subscriptions and digital games. All our products are digital and delivered instantly. You can purchase and redeem your product within just a few minutes!Startselect works in close collaboration with the publishers, so that you are 100% sure you will always get a valid code.

Gift Cards are convenient and increase sales organically. The WooCommerce Gift Cards plugin makes it easy to sell gift cards to your store. So easy to get started, you can be selling gift cards for your WooCommerce store in minutes!

Say Hello to PW WooCommerce Gift CardsPurchasingSimilar to gift cards, the customer can specify the amount, recipient, message, and delivery date when purchasing. RedeemingIntegrates into your theme to make redeeming a gift card easy for the customer.


Yes! Once you have the physical gift cards, get a comma-separated value (CSV) file from the manufacturer. Then you can import the gift card numbers along with the balance (Sample CSV file). Create a separate WooCommerce product for the physical gift cards. This can be a Simple Product if you have a fixed amount, or a Variable Product if you want to offer multiple amounts (Variations). This is similar to how Amazon works (they sell an eGift card and a physical gift card, as separate products).

If a customer redeems a gift card on an order and the order is cancelled or refunded, the gift card balance will return to the card. This is true for mixed payment orders where the gift card is only part of the payment. The gift card amount is returned the gift card and the other amount is returned to the other payment method.

We try to offer almost everything that is available in-store except tobacco, gift cards, lottery, postage stamps, seasonal/General Merchandise and services. Beer/Alcohol is only offered North Carolina.

MVP in-store savings can be viewed once your loyalty card information has been added to your Food Lion To-Go account under Loyalty Cards. Once your MVP Loyalty card information is entered, the MVP pricing will show in red.

MVP in-store savings can be viewed once your loyalty card information has been added to your Instacart account under Loyalty Cards. Once your MVP Loyalty card information is entered, the MVP pricing will show in red.

We will build a simple application that extracts the PIN from a scanned gift card. As I set out to build a simple gift card pin extractor, I will walk you through some of the challenges I faced along the line, the solutions I provided, and my conclusion based on my experience.

In case I am dealing with texts without the need to extract any part of it, I will definitely accept a confidence score between 90 to 100 but reject any score below that. For example, 90 and above accuracy will be expected if I want to digitize documents such as cheques, a historic draft or whenever an exact copy is necessary. But a score that is between 75 and 90 is acceptable when an exact copy is not important such as getting the PIN from a gift card. In short, a confidence score helps in making decisions that impact our applications.

A Google Play gift card is a great gift for anyone using Android devices. Whether they're enthusiasts who recently bought a new Google Pixel Watch or casual users who are content to keep using an older phone, there's a good chance there's something on the Google Play Store that has caught their eye. 041b061a72


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