Complaint Review: Lowes Home Center, LLC ( Lodi CA) - Lodi california
- Lowes Home Center, LLC ( Lodi CA) 1389 S Lower Sacramento Rd Lodi, california United States
- Category: Fraud
Lowes Home Center, LLC ( Lodi CA) Target ( Lodi, CA) Lowe's sold my parents $14,000 worth of Target Gift Cards, and Target sold another $8,000 worth of Target gift cards- They were part of a scam Lodi california
*Author of original report: And at no time-
*General Comment: And at no time...
*Author of original report: Ignoring the questions?
*Author of original report: Not Caretakers - ok but......
*Consumer Comment: You are ignoring the questions
*Author of original report: Hiring dopes?
*General Comment: A few questions
*Consumer Comment: Merchants Are Not Caretakers
*Author of original report: Unrealistic -
*Consumer Comment: Misdirected and Unrealistic
*Author of original report: Not a Scapegoat - common sense business practices
*Consumer Comment: You're Looking for a Scapegoat
Long story cut short. My parents were party to an internet scam that led them to Lowe's and Target stores to purchase Target gift cards as security. Lowe's in Lodi, CA sold them $14,000 worth of gift cards, and Target in Lodi, CA sold them another $8,000 worth of cards. Although retailers claim to have policies in place to help prevent gift card fraud, both of these locations fell short in stopping the sale of cards. Target claims to have put policies in place to reduce the amount you can buy in a single checkout from $5,000 to $2,000 back in 2018 however they did not adhere to their own policy on 12/11/2020. Lowe's apparently does not have any rules in place for stopping fraud.
No one at either location questioned the purchases or thought to stop the transactions. The FTC has a fraud prevention package on their website with display rack flyers and cashier infographic cards that can be laminated that clearly state 'Hang up on Gift Card Scams" - and "Buying a Gift Card to pay someone, STOP. it's a SCAM!" But neither locatin cared enough about stopping fraud to bother using these tools. Since December 11, 2020 we have filed reports with local police, FTC, Attorney General, Lowe's Corporate office as well as Target Corporate Office to no avail.
We get a lot of apoligies but no one is willing to take any responsibility for unethical behavior. We also reached out to our local KPIX 5 news orgainzation ( they were very kind and as helpful as they could be). Gift Cards are big money for retailers, but they don't want to participate in education - (unless they have fraud warnings on their websites - let's face it a victim of fraud is not logging into a website to do research ). Also, all $22,000 worth of cards were used by 3pm (maybe before) on 12/12/2020 ( 24 hours after purchasing) when my sister and I found out about the scam. ( Retailers can track gift cards from purchase to redemption, but no rad flags came up in Target's system?)
Retailers need to be held responsible for egregious transactions. With all of the reports filed, we still have not found anyone to help us or acknowledge any wrong doing. Not to mention my parents are out $22,000!!! Go on the internet and read about all of the scams - Retailers need to be held accountable!!!!!
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