Need a last minute present this holiday season, but can't be bothered to go to the gas station to pick up a gift card? Now you won't have to. Square has just introduced gift cards that can be purchased, sent, received, and used all through your mobile device. Now, not only can you do your holiday shopping from home, but you can do it from your phone, on the toilet. Now that's multitasking.
Redditor Bierrr spotted these gift cards for The Pirate Bay at a local supermarket. Good prank, but this brings up a fairly important question. If something tangible at a store costs nothing, can you just take it, or do you have to ring it up regardless of its lack of cost? Deep, deep philosophy.
An Oregon man named Sealtiel Chacon Zepeda recently pled guilty to five counts of computer crime after he was caught stealing more than $6,000 in gift card money. What made Zepeda's crime potentially worrisome to consumers is that he didn't just steal gift cards off the rack and run, which wouldn't work since the cards would need to be activated first. Instead, he cloned gift cards, leaving many people who bought gift cards for legitimate use wiped out.