REAL STORIES
BY REAL PEOPLE Search
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

1 results for 'visa'

Gift Cards: Rip-Off Report

By Ed Attanasio, published on Aug 27, 2010

...to use the card the first time. Why does the recipient have to pay this? In some states, they’ve passed laws that let the buyer of the gift card pay that fee. Hard cash doesn’t have this type of activation tax. What a joke!

Also, the gift card companies (major names in our case like Visa and American Express) don’t want to share your balance information on the cards very easily. To find out the balances, you have to go online and input the unending series of numbers to discover how much money is left. They can’t tell you your balance at the stores where you use the cards. So ... (more)

Tags: scam, gift cards, excess fees, visa, american express

« previous next »


x