Photos: $900K Worth of Merchandise Recovered in a Well-Know Gift Card Scam

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Two women were arrested in an investigation that began after someone impersonating an IRS employee threatened a man with arrest unless he bought $2,200 worth of Target gift cards.

The call led to the arrests in connection with a well-known scam and the recovery of about $900,000 worth of stolen merchandise, including electronics purchased with gift cards supplied by the victims. Investigators say the suspects were well organized, preying on victims’ fear of arrest.

Here’s a look at how the scam works and what police found when they served search warrants in the investigation.



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