"Gift Card" Scam Alert Issued

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Updated: 4/24 5:30 pm
A scam involving Walmart gift cards and other potential "prizes" has got Lexington Police Financial Crimes Unit sending out a warning to consumers.

They said they've received several reports about an automated system calling various people and telling them they've been randomly selected to win a gift card from Walmart, along with some other promotional items.

If the person being called stays on the phone, a live operator will eventually connect with them and ask them for their credit card information in order to pay a $2.95 "gift shipping and handling fee."

The Financial Crimes Unit urges everyone to ignore this call and never give personal or credit card information to someone over the phone or through text messaging.
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