Good Samaritan stops woman from falling victim to gift card scam

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March 26, 2021 – The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Saskatchewan is warning the public about a scam involving gift cards after a Good Samaritan stopped a woman from purchasing thousands in gift cards.

The incident happened at a big-box store in North Regina in February. The man who told the woman about the scam – who wished to remain anonymous – said he overheard her trying to buy $2,000 worth of gift cards but her credit card kept getting denied.

The man said the woman was talking on a cellphone and he asked her if she knew the person on the other line.

He found out the elderly woman’s computer locked her out earlier in the day and a phone number appeared on her screen. She called the number and gift the person told her to send them $2,000 worth of gift cards or they would charge $6,000 to her cell phone. CTV News reports. | READ MORE