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BBB advises shoppers to examine gift cards carefully to be sure they haven't been tampered with and to read the fine print to determine any fees or expiration dates.
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to check the fine print on gift cards and make sure security seals are intact before buying them for holiday gifts.
A gift card may sound like a good alternative to cash or an unwanted present. But many cards still come with fees and other restrictions that can erode their value, the BBB warns.