“Gift Card” Scam Alert Issued

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Scam Alert
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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."

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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.