I received this in an email....

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I received this in an email....
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Fri, 12-10-2010 - 10:57am

Is this really possible? My question is, why would an instrument such as an electronic credit

 

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Fri, 12-10-2010 - 11:31am

Hmm...the video link didn't work for me.

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Sat, 12-11-2010 - 2:26am

Its always something, isn't it? I hadn't heard about this one, here the news has been about gift card theft: people will copy or scan the serial numbers from gift cards hanging on racks in retail stores (sometimes using small electronic scanners) and check to see

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Sat, 12-11-2010 - 11:24pm

OMG, that is just terrible! Just when I was wondering what could possible happen next, and you mention this type of electronic scanning! Something needs to be done to protect gift cards from this type of theft. It's just plain sick the way some people's minds work to cheat innocent folks who shop gift cards as a means of giving the gift to those that are hard to buy for! Thank you for the heads up on this!

 

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Sat, 12-11-2010 - 11:31pm

I'm sorry you couldn't get the video to work for you! I tried it again and it didn't work for me either.....grrrr! It seems to be the story of my life lately! I'm having all sorts of problems getting links to work here in the message box when I copy/paste them in. It's pretty frustrating, for they always worked before the new upgrade, so there's something going on that causes this. Hope it can be fixed,cuz the darn links always work for me just before I post them! Sheesh!

 

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Sun, 12-12-2010 - 4:47pm

Here's how I got it to work: the link above took me to the website but the main box said "null". However, above that in the menu bar across the page it says "Electronic Pickpocketing" (just below the words Twitter & Local News). When you click it, it takes you to the video.

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Mon, 12-13-2010 - 12:09am

That's pretty ingenous! This happens so often when I post a link and it doesn't work, that I wonder why I waste my time. There's so many interesting topics I find that I like to share, so I keep plugging away, hoping that the next time a link will work, and won't give us a workout figuring how to open it. Thanks again for your info! I'll sure keep it in mione!

 

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