To the editor:

With Mothers Day coming, I see (a local store) is offering discounts on Mastercard gift cards.

Doesn’t make any difference who sells them, don’t buy them!

I bought them for my four kids at Christmas, over $100 each. Of the four, two had already been used and there was none, or little, money left on the card: The hackers have the numbers as soon as the store activates it. When you buy it they jump online and go on a spending spree. I have the validation slips, register receipts and credit card statement showing I bought them, doesn’t matter! My kids are still trying to get their money from Mastercard. I don’t think Visa is any better, but I had Mastercard.

Yes, I filed a police report and no, that did not help.

Just trying to save someone from a big hassle and a mom with nothing.

If you do buy one, register it immediately on the web site on back of the card: If you’re lucky and quick, you might beat the hackers.

Don’t think our little town is safe: One of the cards was used at Domino’s in The Dalles!

Thank you.

Donna Melton

The Dalles

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