Don’t get scammed: If you plan to trade, resell a gift card make sure you do your research first

How to avoide scams when reselling or trading unwanted gift cards

DETROIT – Gift cards are one of the most popular items to give or receive this time of year.

Reselling or trading the gift card that might not be right for you could create some big problems if you don’t do your homework.

A gift card reselling company based in Texas is under investigation because some people say they were duped.

Watch the video above for the full report.

Be cautious: Experts warn of potential stimulus check scams

The stimulus money would likely start making its way to you by the end of the year or early January, and scammers are already making their move for your money.

Kirk Cassidy is a financial expert and he’s seen these scams before.

“A lot of con-artists out there are going to calling, emailing, looking for your personal information. They don’t need you personal information, they don’t need your bank account numbers. They have everything they need to send you the money. I hope since they have the platform in place and they lay the groundwork, we’ll get it out quicker this time,” Cassidy said.

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About the Authors:

Hank Winchester is Local 4's Consumer Investigative Reporter and the head of WDIV's "Help Me Hank" Consumer Unit. He works to solve consumer complaints, reveal important recalls and track down thieves who have ripped off metro Detroiters.

Kayla is a Web Producer for ClickOnDetroit. Before she joined the team in 2018 she worked at WILX in Lansing as a digital producer.