The bad guys are getting creative with hybrid giftcard / CEO fraud scams. There is a massive campaign underway where fraudsters are impersonating an executive and urgently asking for gift cards to be bought for customers. The numbers need to be emailed or texted to the boss, after they are physically bought at stores.
Never comply with a request like this and always confirm using a live phone call to make sure it is not a scam. Sometimes it's OK to say "no" to the boss!
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