Gift Cards & Crooks
The crooks have found a way to rob you of your gift card balance. If you buy Gift Cards from a display rack that has various store cards you may become a victim of theft. Crooks are now jotting down the card numbers in the store and then wait a few days and call to see how much of a balance THEY have on the card. Once they find the card is "activated", they then go online and start shopping.
You may want to purchase your card from a customer service person, where they do not have the Gift Cards viewable to the public. Victims are losing between $25 and $500.
Confirmed as a real fraud via Snopes.com
Cell Phone reminder
REMINDER ....11 days from today, all cell phone numbers are being released
to telemarketing companies and you will start to receive sale calls.
....YOU WILL BE CHARGED FOR THESE CALLS
To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222 .
It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your
time. It blocks your number for five (5) years.
You must call from the cell phone number you are wanting to have blocked.
You cannot call from a different phone number.
HELP OTHERS BY PASSING THIS ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS
OR GO TO: www.donotcall.gov
Snopes.com claims this warning to be false, but then goes on to explain how there may be a 'national registry' of cell phone numbers in the future. I went ahead and used the DoNotCall.gov website to register the cell phones for my family (you can register three at a time on their form). A few seconds later I received the email confirmation link to finalize the blocks.
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