With holiday shopping moving full steam ahead as we approach Thanksgiving, nearly 60 percent of shoppers say a gift card is at the top of their Christmas wish list, according to the National Retail Federation.

Not only are they convenient and save time – but this year, with the pandemic, gift cards are a contactless option. But be careful. Gift cards can be a scammer’s best friend.

Marjorie Stephens is president and CEO of the BBB Serving Northern Indiana.

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