Be wary of offers for prepaid debit cards or gift cards

A scammer may reach out to you through a phone call or email and tell you they have a limited-time offer for a prepaid gift card or debit card. The offer might sound enticing — it could be a gift card worth more than they are asking you to pay. However, this is often a scam, especially if it’s from a source you’ve never heard of before. Be wary of these calls and, as a rule, only buy gift cards directly from the store that the gift card is for.