NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) — Gift cards are the most popular gift of all time, but the I-Team has been warning you about a major fraud problem with them since 2018. And now, another North Texan and an industry insider have reached out to us complaining about the growing problem.
“It just coming back declined,” said Robert Adale Davis, a traveling musician who frequently performs in Dallas.
In June, he walked into a Kroger store on Forest Lane, bought a $130 Visa Debit gift card, and went to the parking lot to activate it. “I knew I had just given them $130,” Davis said but the card had a zero balance.
Davis says the store told him to call the Kroger fraud department, Visa, and the police, but he got nowhere, and he got no money back.
And then he called the I-Team.
“They got paid even though it’s a scam,” he said
In 2018, CBS 11 I-Team investigator Ginger Allen became an unwitting victim herself. She bought a restaurant…