SCAM ALERT-Gift Cards
Please be aware that there is an email going around that appears to be from residents that have already moved away. The message will seem friendly at first asking you how you are doing, if you are busy, and if you can do them a favor. When you respond, they may ask you to purchase gift cards from Amazon or Google on their behalf and they will reimburse you. They continue to ask you to scratch off the silver code on the card, take a photo and email it back to them.
THIS IS A SCAM!
Please do not purchase gift cards or give anyone codes or identification numbers. This email may come from a name you know and trust. Be careful, as this may not really be them and you can become a victim of this scam.
If you happen to receive an email from someone you know asking for something like this, please do not respond. You can delete, block or forward to your junk (phishing) folder.
Examples of what was sent are below:
Good to hear from you, I’m trying to get an Amazon E-code gift card for a very close associate. it’s her birthday but I don’t know what’s wrong with my amazon account. It’s not going through and has called Amazon but it has not been resolved yet, can you please help me purchase an Amazon E-code gift card over there from your amazon account. Let me know if you could handle that so I can send you my Friend email so the E-code can be sent there and am only looking to spend $200 on it, I will refund you back as soon as possible.
Great to hear from you, I need you to get a Google play gift card for a friend who is down with cancer of the Liver, it’s his birthday today and I promised to get it for him, but I can’t do this now because I’m currently having pains in my knees and all my effort purchasing it online proved abortive.. Can you get it from any store around you for me? I’ll reimburse you. Please let me know if you can handle this so I can tell you the amount and how to get them to me.
Any questions or concerns any member may have should be directed to the originator:
Originated by: Ranyah Hamad, General Manager