Why is it a good idea to buy a gift card directly from a store or from its online site?
If the person likes to shop at a specific store, it’s a good idea to buy the gift card directly from the store, either in person or online, rather than from an online auction site that offers discounts on these cards. Why? Because there have been scams involving gift cards auctioned on public auction sites, and the cards for sale may be stolen or counterfeit. Some online gift card sale websites have implemented security measures. These measures add layers of protection for consumers, who should check for them before initiating a transaction.