tps22div - Gift Cards make easy stocking stuffers - but the last thing you want to give is an EMPTY gift card.Scammers are out in full force looking to make easy money and what better way than to have you load it right onto their gift card.When buying GIFT CARDS this Holiday Season make sure to take these helpful tips into account.1. Buy your card straight from the source.- Scammers like to hit up the large display racks so they have a better chance of getting more money. If you buy your cards straight from the source (eg. The Keg) they are less likely to have been tampered with.2. Look and feel the strip on the back of the card.- Scammers place fake bar code stickers onto the back of the card so you end up loading their card with your money.3. Keep your card safe and treat it just like CASH.- Scammers know these cards can be redeemed almost anywhere in the world, anonymously. You only need the number on the back of the card and not the physical card to make a purchase.4. Gift cards are for gifts and not for Paying Bills, Fines or Fees.- Scammers use scare tactics to have you buy gift cards and give them the numbers and PIN on the back. They use a sense of urgency that something bad will happen if you don't comply.