Buy your clothes off-the-rack, but never your gift cards. Ever.
By gift cards ‘off-the-rack,’ I mean those gift card carousel racks in the middle of groceries or department stores. No one’s guarding them, making them easy for people to handle them without being noticed.
Trust me. I know. For 20 of my 26 years as a TV reporter, I was a full-time consumer investigator in the Mid-South. I’ve investigated thousands of rip-offs, scams, businesses gone bad. Some of the schemes I continue to uncover just leave you shaking your head, wondering who you can trust.