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Franklin police: Scammers are putting fake barcodes on gift cards

Gift Cards Expected To Be Big Holiday Seller, Amid Consumer Skepticism
Posted at 9:58 AM, Nov 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 11:05:24-05

Gift cards are an easy holiday gift, but be sure to inspect them before purchasing.

Scammers are putting fake barcodes over the actual barcodes on gift cards, according to Franklin police. Upon activation, the money goes to the scammer's card instead of the card being purchased.

Check to see if the packaging has been tampered and that the barcode numbers on the back of the card matches the numbers on the packaging. Select a card toward the middle or back of the rack instead of choosing one in the front.