The bad guys are getting creative with CEO Fraud and gift card scams. This particular campaign involves a bad guy impersonating one of your executives, and then asking you to buy gift cards for customers. They even allow the employee to take one for themselves–how generous! The unknowing employee is instructed to go to the store and physically buy the cards, then email or text the gift card numbers to “the boss”.
Never blindly comply with a suspicious request like this. Always call the requester directly to determine whether the request is valid or a scam. Sometimes it’s OK to say “no” to the CEO!
Stop, Look, and Think. Don’t be fooled.