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CHARLES COUNTY, Md. — The following warning was recently posted by the Charles County Sheriff’s Office:

“Gift card scams are a popular way that thieves steal money from people.

They will contact unsuspecting victims and ask them to pay for something by putting money on a gift card, such as an iTunes card, and then ask the victim to provide them with the numbers on the back of the card.

Please know that no real business or government agency will ever insist you pay them with a gift card. Anyone who demands to be paid with a gift card is a scammer.”

For more information about gift card scams, visit https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/gift-card-scams

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