By ZEINAB NAJM
Sunday Times Newspapers
TRENTON — The victim of a gift card scam contacted police to report $750 being charged to his credit card.
According to the report, the victim was having issues with his computer so he contact what he believed was Best Buy’s Geek Squad for assistance. He spoke with a man and gave him remote access to fix the computer issues.
The victim said that as payment the man sent him same day Best Buy gift cards and instructed the victim to provide the card numbers and the access numbers on the card. The victim gave the man one of the card numbers, then thought it was suspicious and did not give him the information from he remaining cards.
The victim contacted his credit card company and requested that they cancel his card and send a replacement card. Police were told that because the victim gave out his information, the credit card company advised him he was responsible for the $750 charge. He filed a police report to have documentation in case something else happens as a result of the scam.