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Amazon Store Card Scam?

So recently I sold something online, and I got a good deal for it, but the guy said he would pay me with an Amazon Store Card — like by giving me the card # and other details. So the deal went through and I got the details, and the card worked on Amazon. But after some research, I’m a little confused. I have a suspicion that this may be a stolen credit card. He said he got it in a random giveaway online, but it doesn’t make sense to me that he would give someone a credit card as a form of payment.

He also was acting a little suspicious. He first told me that it was preloaded with 350$, and then afterword’s when I realized it was a credit not debit card, he told me I could spend as much money on it as I wanted and that it was fine.

So what are the chances that this is a scam, and if so, what repercussions will happen if it gets traced back to me that I’ve been used this card. I’ve ordered a visa gift card to test the card on my primary amazon account.

If it ends up being a stolen card, will the money I’ve spent be charged back/shifted to my actual cards?

Sorry for the long post and thanks for the help!


The content was posted by SaltySpark101 on 2021-01-25 15:54:07 via reddit

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2 Comments

  1. > So what are the chances that this is a scam

    Presumably you’re not actually moronic enough to belive that someone has transferred ownership of a limitless free credit card to you in exchange for whatever random item you were selling. You’ve got your grubby claws on some stolen card details and you’ve come to ask what your chances are of getting away with using it – evidence by the fact that you’ve been “testing it” by buying prepaid gift cards in a clear attempt to ‘cash out’.

    If it were actually that easy to use stolen card details to do this then the bloke you got it from would have just done it himself. The payment isn’t going to go though – or, if it does, it will swiftly be reversed when the fraud is discovered – and you’ll find out why it’s a stupid idea to use stolen credit cards on your own Amazon account. It’s unlikely to result in any sort of criminal charge but you shouldn’t be surprised if Amazon decide they no longer want you as a customer.

  2. >he told me I could spend as much money on it as I wanted

    How would that work? Credit cards don’t exist in a vacuum. There’s an account somewhere associated with it, and the bank will want you to pay back the money you spent.

    >If it ends up being a stolen card, will the money I’ve spent be charged back/shifted to my actual cards?

    The money you spent will be charged back. You will owe money to whomever you paid with the stolen card, and they will come after you. And on the other end, when it’s investigated who stole that credit card and spent all that money from it, the evidence leads to you.

    >So what are the chances that this is a scam

    100 percent.

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