I know I promised not to write about the Vanilla Reload card unless I had something unique…well, here ya go:
Someone (probably a Flyertalk member – ha) called up a Circle M gas station down in Oconee, Georgia and says she is calling from the “corporate office” and asks the clerk to read off the numbers of 4 Vanilla Reload cards. The clerk complies. The person from the “corporate office” then asks the clerk to activate the cards for $500 each. The clerk complies and the caller hangs up.
The clerk then calls Vanilla Reload to make sure the activation went through, and discovers at that point that no one from the “corporate office” would call to activate cards and they have been scammed.
And that is how you get $2,000 worth of reload cards for free.
(Details, such as they are, here).