Gift Card Scam
Beware of emails bearing gift cards or customer rewards for that matter. Frank Frassetto of the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection says beware of emails thanking you for your patronage and supposedly giving you a chance to get a free gift card or customer reward. He says in the subject line there might be the words Thank You with a big exclamation point or the word Congratulations. He says there may appear to be several links, but he says it is really one big graphic that is linked to a potentially malicious webpage. Frassetto says it really is an effort to introduce malware to your computer that tries to gain access to your personal or financial information.