Gift Cards Informative - Gift Cards
Gift cards have become very popular as gifts but they are no longer safe. Thieves pretend to be looking over the selections of cards that hang on the racks at stores. What they are really doing is writing down the ID numbers on the back of the cards. A few days later they go to the web page for a particular card to see if it's been activated. If so they purchase the card dry. There's nothing the store can do about it because you cannot prove you didn't use the card or give it to someone else. Of course they could require a PIN be selected at time of purchase but the stores don't want to deal with the cost and extra software to handle it.