Champaign police warning about gift card scam


CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WAND) - Champaign police are warning people about a scam involving gift cards. 

People may get a phone call, e-mail, or text asking them to buy gift cards for someone, including someone you may know, and share the barcode on the back. 

This provides the scammer access to the value of the card. 

Anyone who gets a message like this is told to ignore it. 

Suspicious activity can be reported to Champaign police by calling 351-4545. 

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