Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Gift cards are often an easy gift and an easy target for scammers. Cybersecurity experts say scammers can steal gift cards and use the information on them.

To protect yourself, when buying a gift card in person, make sure the package hasn’t been tampered with. Also, double-check that there is nothing suspicious on the packaging, as scammers often make it seem as though the package is still sealed.

You can also purchase gift cards from legitimate online retailers.