First-Time Homebuyers Program*
Our First-Time Homebuyers Program walks you through the entire process and provides many financial advantages, if you qualify.
Looking for a New Year’s resolution? Here’s one for you: Keep your hard-earned money safe from scammers by spotting and avoiding gift card scams. Then help others spot and avoid them, too. Scammers want you to pay with gift cards because they’re like cash: once you use a gift card, the money on it is gone. But what do gift card scams look like?
Someone may call, tell you they’re from a government agency, and say you owe taxes or a fine. Or they may pretend to be a family member or friend in trouble, who needs money right away. Or they may say you’ve won a prize, but first must pay fees or other charges.
In these and similar scenarios, here are signs you’re dealing with a scammer:
If you paid a scammer with a gift card, tell the company that issued the card right away. Keep the card and find any receipts you have.