This is rarely used now because wireless refill card aren’t as popular as they used to be, but there are still scams like this looking to steal your information. A phishing email is an online communication with a link that is meant to steal your identity. The email might promise something too good to be true, such as 10,000 minutes for $1 if you just fill out a survey or enter some information. It might be something as small as your name and address, or big like your social security number of credit card information.
If you get an email like this, it’s best to ignore it. Even clicking the link can infect your computer with a virus.
This scam is more typically used to steal the number on the refill card so that it can be used when you pay for the card, but it can also be used to steal your identity. The majority of wireless refill cards have a section on the back that must be scratched off to reveal certain numbers. These numbers are used to activate the minutes. Some people will scratch this off, write down the numbers and then keep the card on the shelf and wait for someone to buy it. Just make sure that the card is in perfect condition before buying