Houston Woman Loses $800 to Walmart Gift Card Fraud

Houston Woman Loses $800 to Walmart Gift Card Fraud
Dec. 12, 2023, 5:11 p.m.

In a concerning incident, a Houston woman, Susan Kunz, faced a significant loss after purchasing Walmart gift cards. She discovered that $800 worth of these cards had been mysteriously drained without her knowledge.

Key Points of the Incident:

  1. Initial Discovery: Kunz bought $1,000 worth of Walmart gift cards, planning to donate them to needy families through her church. Upon checking, she found one card already empty.
  2. Further Losses: As she probed further, two additional cards were found to be drained, totaling a loss of $800.
  3. Multiple Locations Involved: The drained cards were used at different Walmart stores, raising questions about the security of these cards.

Kunz's Reaction and Actions:

Broader Implications and Concerns:

Kunz's Call to Action:

This incident serves as a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities in gift card systems and the importance of prompt and responsible action by corporations to protect their customers.

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