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The Greenwich Police Department is reminding residents that gift cards are for gifts, not forms of payment.

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GREENWICH, CT — The Greenwich Police Department is warning residents about gift card scams.

“Gift cards are for gifts — not to pay a government agency, a family member in trouble, ransom, to keep your utilities on, or anything else,” police said. “Report gift card scams to the police or Federal Trade Commission.

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According to the FTC, gift card scams start with a call, text, email, or social media message.

Scammers say they’re from the government and that a fine or taxes need to be paid, and they’ll request gift cards. Some will say they’re from Microsoft or Apple tech support and need gift cards as payment to fix a computer issue.

Some scammers will also say you’ve won a prize, but in order to claim it, payment in the form of a gift card is needed.

Dating apps or websites are also places where scammers will ask for gift cards., the FTC said.

For more information on gift card scams, click here.



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