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Police: Tysons Nordstrom worker scammed into putting over $10K on gift cards

A Nordstrom worker at Tysons Corner Center was allegedly scammed into providing thousands of dollars worth of gift cards by someone who claimed to work for the retailer’s IT department.

The Fairfax County Police Department began investigating the incident, which occurred on Feb. 7 and 8, after a man had the store employee make purchases, perform returns onto Nordstrom gift cards, and add money to the cards, a police affidavit said.

Over $10,000 was placed onto the gift cards, and most of the money was used within a few hours. Nordstrom’s loss prevention team confirmed the caller didn’t work for the company, a police officer said in the affidavit.

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