Free gift card letter is a fraud
October 31, 2013
Recently, a number of my friends and I received cards in the mail supposedly offering a “$100 gift savings card good at Wal-Mart or Target!” All that was needed was to call “toll-free” to 1-866-903-0947, supplying a claim number provided on the card.
Calling the number, I was given the usual sales pitch, then told that I had to supply my credit card number and make a call charge before I could collect my $100 credit. Of course, I refused to supply my credit card number and its expiration date.
Later on, contacting Walmart, I learned that the card is a fraud not sent out by Walmart or Target at all.
The attendant at Walmart identifying the card as a fraud suggested I turn the card in to the sheriff's department and contact my credit card provider.
A warning to everybody in the community: If you received such a card, turn it in.