Mom *almost* fell for the Gift Card scam.

Normally, my mom is very on top of things. She knows what a scam is and she knows how to spot one a mile away. But lately, she’s been changing her dosage on anti-depressants, which has really made swiss cheese of her emotions and logic lately. Anyway, today she fell for the Gift Card Scam, and luckily the Manager at the nearby Target stopped her before she spent $6000.

Anyway, long story short, we’re all pretty savvy about these scams but if you’ve got someone in your life struggling with drugs or other emotional issues, maybe take a moment and make sure they don’t get fished in like my mom did.

Thanks.


The content was posted by Doctor_Splangy on 2021-10-07 23:13:15 via reddit

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5 Comments

  1. Goflyakitescammers says:

    Good on the Target Manager. Stores need to be more proactive on spotting scams. My local Walmart questions anyone buying more than $25 in gift cards. I mean even the cashiers are trained to ask. And there are signs posted on every register. Not all stores even care though. But again Good on the Target Manager!

  2. PleasantAmphibian101 says:

    Sorry to hear they tried to take advantage of her. Please always watch out for !recovery scammers who lurk here

  3. A friend almost fell for it as well several months back. I think she got an email or something from a “friend” that said she needed gift cards. Fortunately she wasn’t sure about it (thank goodness!) and brought it up at a meeting with our group. We told her flat out NO, no friends need gift cards for ANYTHING. Scam, scam, scam.

    OMG, $6000?! Ugh….so glad Target caught it.

  4. Big kudos to the store for stopping this.

  5. Princessluna44 says:

    Good on the Manager.

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