SCAM ALERT – gift card emails

If you start getting emails from someone you know asking you to buy an Apple, Amazon (or any other) gift card or token, it could easily be a scam.


Clues to look out for are:

  • an email address that is different from the one your friend or colleague normally uses
  • a subject title similar to ‘A favour to ask’ or ‘Have you a moment?’
  • asking you to send them a photograph of the card

If you are unsure, check with your friend by ringing them up – don’t reply to the email! If it is a scam, tell them to change their email password and let the other people in their contacts list know they may be sent a scam message.

For more details:

There’s a regularly updated list of the latest scams here:

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