Police warn of rising gift card scams – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

 Police warn of rising gift card scams – WHIO TV 7 and WHIO Radio

HUBER HEIGHTS — The Huber Heights Police Department is warning residents about the rising number of gift card scams and advising them of potential red flags.

HHPD teamed up with students from Wayne High School for a video, posted on social media, that listed a series of warning signs people should look out for.

The video warned people to treat gift cards as cash and to never wire funds or purchase and send prepaid gift cards in response to a phone call.

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The video advised people to hang up the phone if they are being harassed during a call.

In the post, police said that no government agency will ask a person to go buy gift cars at stores to take care of fines or debts. If someone comes to your home posing as a government official, police said you should ask to see their credentials. Additionally, the video stated that law enforcement and government…

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