Rochester woman nearly loses $1,300 in gift card scam attempt

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(ABC 6 News) – Rochester police are warning the public to be aware of potential scams during the holidays after a woman was nearly scammed out of thirteen hundred dollars.

Wednesday, a woman received an email at work that appeared to be from a manager asking her to purchase gift cards to give out to employees for an office holiday party.

The victim told police she had been asked to purchase things for the company in the past, so this wasn’t unusual.

The woman purchased 13-hundred dollars worth of gift cards.

She then received an email from her human resources director reminding employees about scams going around and that managers would contact them directly.

The woman did not give out the gift card codes to the scammer.