DENVER (CBS4)– Police in Denver are warning people about a scam that cost one couple hundreds of dollars. It involves gift cards.

Scammers called the couple and told them their credit card was used to buy a new television. The couple seemingly gave the scammers access to their computer with personal information.

Gift cards (credit: CBS)

The couple was tricked into sending the scammers $700 in pre-paid gift cards in order to “secure” their credit card account.

Police say if anyone calls asking for a gift card to fix the problem, it’s a scam and hang up immediately.

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