Nov 7th, 2023
The Mobile Police Department wishes to alert our community to a concerning issue that has come to our attention during this festive season. We have observed a significant increase in instances involving compromised Vanilla Gift cards. It has come to our attention that these incidents involve unidentified individuals who are tampering with the original gift cards and replacing them with counterfeit ones. Subsequently, customers load money onto these altered cards and the funds are transferred into the possession of the culprits.
To safeguard yourself and your loved ones from falling victim to this fraudulent scheme, we advise the following precautions:
Please see attached a picture of the back of a counterfeit Vanilla Gift card.
Our goal is to ensure the safety and well-being of our community members during this holiday season. By remaining vigilant and taking these precautions, we can collectively combat this fraudulent activity.
Thank you for your attention, and please share this warning with friends and family to help prevent further incidents.