MAPD has recently taken reports of individuals being scammed out of money. The scam involved compromised emails and phone numbers which may be recognizable to the victim. The suspect(s) ask for the purchase of gift cards and for you to then send the numbers of the gift cards.
If anyone should request that you purchase gift cards and subsequently provided the gift card number and pin information, they are more likely than not trying to defraud you.
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