Submitted by Angieo0 in Illegalism (edited by a moderator )

So I always thought giftcards only had money on them after u paid and the cashier puts the money on the card. But I've been seeing people post that they steal giftcards and theres money already on it. I'm probably sounding dumb if this is true but is there money on cards before hand?

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RobinHood wrote

Just a rumor but I heard that you could copy the info of a gift card but not take it and wait for someone else to activate by chance the use it

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Undertheradar wrote

Yes, I read that people will copy down the info. from a bunch of cards on the top row at one of those carousels at big stores and then wait a few days until presumably someone loads it with money at the cashier, then they use it or sell the numbers to someone else to use online.

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