Wednesday, November 29, 2006

WFMW - Protecting Your Purchases


Buyers Beware!


Well the crooks have found a way to rob us yet again.

This time it involves gift cards. If you purchase gcs from a display rack, you may become a victim of theft. Crooks are now jotting down the card numbers in the store and then wait a few days. Then they call to see how much of a balance THEY have on the card. Once they find that the card is activated, the go online and start shopping,

You may want to purchase your card from either the customer service employee or from the cashier, where they do not have the gcs viewable to the public.

As the holiday season approaches, remember to keep purchases, purses, backpacks and other bags out of view by locking them in your trunk. Criminals know to walk through shopping center parking lots to look for your newly purchased gifts. Also be sure to keep the receipts separate from the purchased items. Criminals often return the items for cash or a gift card before you ever know they are gone.

Isn’t it sad that even in this season of joy, laughter and love, we must still be on guard for those who would gleefully and readily take it from us?

As a matter of fact, to make sure that you all understand, why don't you go to a store right now, buy it using my method, and then send it to me. This dry run will make sure that you have it down pat for when you do you serious gift certificate purchasing. You should really try it out on stores like Wal-Mart, Target, Barnes & Noble, Baskin & Robbins, McDonald's, Panera's...

Ahem.

Bah humbug to the crooks!

But Merry Christmas to you.

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