Avoid gift card scams

Avoid gift card scams

Is someone on the phone telling you to use a gift card to:

  • pay an IRS debt;
  • keep your Social Security benefits;
  • keep your utilities on (electricity, water or gas);
  • pay for tech support;
  • pay for a family member in trouble;
  • pay a member of the military needing money;
  • pay bail or ransom;
  • or, avoid arrest or deportation?

If you answered yes, HANG UP. It’s a scam.
Gift cards are for gifts, not for paying someone.

Please contact DuTrac Fraud Specialist Beth Weiland at bweiland@dutrac.org or fraud@dutrac.org for more information.

We’re here to help.

Report Scams to the FTC
If you were scammed or think you saw a scam, report it to the Federal Trade Commission by visiting ReportFraud.ftc.gov.