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Gift Card Thieves.

This is a foward I received and a little something to think about. I know I will be paying closer attention to this now.

Well, the crooks have found a way to rob you of your gift card balance. If you buy Gift Cards from a display rack that has various store cards you may become a victim of theft. Crooks are now jotting down the card numbers in the store and then wait a few days and call to see how much of a balance THEY have on the card. Once they find the card is “activated”, and then they go online and start shopping. You may want to purchase your card from a customer service person, where they do not have the Gift Cards viewable to the public.

Walmart Giftcards actually have a place that you have to scratch off to get you code to check the balance. So that may be something else to look for when buying a gift card. We have bought some online this year also and I would say that is also a safe bet.


This is something I have playing around with lately.  It is called meebo.  It is an instant message program that connects to all the major networks (MSN, Yahoo!, AIM, and whatever else is out there).  The best part?  It all runs in your web browser.  It is pretty amazing as it works just like it is running on your desktop.