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Last-minute gift? Check that gift card first before giving

The world shifted quickly to online shopping during the first half of 2020. With the holiday season in full swing, experts believe the online trend will continue and the days of grabbing a gift card off the shelf as a last-minute option may transition as well. Before purchasing a gift card online, Teakah recommends the following tips: Know who you are buying from. Little-known websites advertise gift cards for popular retailers at steep discounts. These websites might be using these offers to steal payment card numbers or other personal information. Instead, go directly to the merchant and purchase a card from them. Buying a physical gift card? Take a closer look. No matter where gift cards are displayed in the store, thieves are known to remove gift cards from the display rack and record the numbers associated with that card, including the activation PIN. Before purchasing a gift card, look carefully at the packaging for any tears, wrinkles, or other indications of tampering, and

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