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Is Thoughtful Gift Cards a Scam From a 84199 Zip Code?

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Is Thoughtful Gift Cards a Scam From a 84199 Zip Code?

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I received a handful of Thoughtful Gift Cards from 84199 zip code in the mail and I don't know who they're from. My name and address were printed, not written, on the envelope and the postmark has a zip code for Salt Lake City, Utah. But, I don't know anyone from Utah) and the receipt is from "Thoughtful Gift Cards", thoughtfulgiftcards.com, which doesn't appear to have a physical address but the receipt says Pleasant Grove, Utah with a different zip than the postmark.

The receipt has a discount listed as GRPON 5% OFF, but I can't find this company anywhere on Groupon plus Groupon doesn't do low discounts like that

All five gift cards are for websites with no physical store and very specific products: car seat canopies ( canopycoture.com for $50), pregnancy pillows ( pregnancypillow.com for $50), nursing covers ( uddercovers.com for $35), fur hats ( eskimokids.com for $35, this one may have physical locations), shoes ( littlewanderers.com for $60)

These arrived in a greeting card with a handwritten note in sharpie, which simply said "So excited for you! I hope you like these" and signed "Jenny Ben" with a heart. I checked with the only Jennifer I know who might have $200 cash to drop and this isn't from her.

The card also included coupons that look like they've been cut from a magazine or paper, pertaining to pregnancy etc -There is, of course, no return address listed

I really don't know anyone at all in Utah. I don't know anyone named Jen who would spend $200 on me. And I hope I don't know anyone who would spend $200 on specific, overpriced products instead of just giving me a gift card to a real store or asking for my registry. Even if that bundle was supposedly 5% off. All I can think is it's a scam to get credit card information. For example, those pregnancy pillows start at $80 and I think I would have to pay the difference, but it seems weird to include five physical gift cards and some random coupons.

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  • October 30, 2019 at 1:50 PM by an anonymous user from Chico, California, United States

    This is an insidious scam. This hit my mailbox [my daughter no longer lives here]. She came over to tell me her newly announced pregnancy is no more... no fetal heartbeat. And then she opened this envelope- I am more than disgusted with marketers who utilize these practices, ie- I hope they rot in hell but I doubt they believe in God.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 11:37 PM by an anonymous user from Washington, District of Columbia, United States

    I’m 23 and went home to my parents house to find this waiting for me. Haven’t lived there for months.

    I got excited thinking my recently engaged friend might have sent something about her wedding. Opened it and instantly thought “oh f***, I’m pregnant?” As I quickly realized it wasn’t a friend pranking me since I don’t know a “Jenny B”, panic raced through my veins, even thought maybe this is God giving me a wake up call. But alas. A scam.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 6:44 PM by an anonymous user from Grants Pass, Oregon, United States

    My 22 year old daughter, who is not pregnant just got the same thing today in the mail in Oregon.

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  • October 25, 2019 at 10:47 PM by an anonymous user from San Antonio, Texas, United States

    Our 26 y.o daughter got it today - at our address in Texas which she has NEVER lived. Had a good laugh.

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  • October 25, 2019 at 5:51 PM by an anonymous user from Pontiac, Michigan, United States

    Our daughter just received the same thing! Scam!

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  • October 25, 2019 at 1:30 PM by an anonymous user from Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States

    I received the same thing, even the receipt for the gift cards purchased in addition to the coupons. Its bizarre bc it was sent to my mother's address but addressed to me. I was so confused. Thank goodness I checked online.

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  • October 25, 2019 at 1:18 PM by an anonymous user from Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

    I live in Michigan and just got the same thing. So strange...

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  • October 25, 2019 at 10:39 AM by an anonymous user from Warminster, Pennsylvania, United States

    My daughter received one of these cards as well - what a bizarre scam!

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  • October 24, 2019 at 10:33 PM by an anonymous user from Boston, Massachusetts, United States

    My daughter just got this card with gift cards & coupons; just like all the others listed above. Handwritten card w/ a sharpie and no return address and from Jenny B. So confusing and weird . . . . who would do this? We're thinking SCAM. Gonna alert authorities.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 6:11 PM by an anonymous user from Birmingham, Alabama, United States

    I just received a letter in the mail with the same deal. Someone named Jenny B. who supposedly spent over $200 on me. I'm glad I looked this up to discover the scam, otherwise I would have given the gift cards over to someone who is actually pregnant. I'll throw them out instead.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 6:07 PM by an anonymous user from Fremont, Nebraska, United States

    My daughter just got the same thing today.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 5:58 PM by an anonymous user from Atlanta, Georgia, United States

    My daughter got the same thing. Imagine my surprise when she asked me to open it (she lives out of town)! The oddest thing is that it was sent to my current address where she has never lived.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 3:05 PM by an anonymous user from Decatur, Alabama, United States

    I got this same thing!

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    • October 24, 2019 at 6:08 PM by an anonymous user from Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

      I received the exact same thing. Thanks for the info

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  • October 23, 2019 at 10:06 PM by an anonymous user from Naperville, Illinois, United States

    Same...the fine print says the gift card will NOT cover shipping, so you would have to fork over your cc number at some point.

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  • October 23, 2019 at 9:04 PM by an anonymous user from Logan, Utah, United States

    I got this too!

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    • October 23, 2019 at 10:45 PM by an anonymous user from Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

      I got this as well and am not pregnant nor do I live in Utah. This was one of the strangest pieces of mail I’ve ever received haha

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    • October 23, 2019 at 9:31 PM by an anonymous user from Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

      I received the same thing today. This is obviously a scam. Sick people out there.

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  • October 23, 2019 at 5:06 PM by an anonymous user from Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    I just got this too—good to know, I’m not the only one!

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  • October 23, 2019 at 4:40 PM by an anonymous user from Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

    I received one today as well, however it went to my childhood address where my mother still lives and was in my maiden name. Not sure how I feel about that.

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    • October 23, 2019 at 7:51 PM by an anonymous user from Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

      My daughter also received this yesterday, in her maiden name, and to my address where she never lived. Gotta be a scam!

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    • October 23, 2019 at 7:07 PM by an anonymous user from Chicago, Illinois, United States

      Omg same here! And my mother almost had a heart attack...

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  • October 23, 2019 at 4:21 PM by an anonymous user from Jacksonville, Florida, United States

    This happened to us too. It is very weird. Not a good way to advertise.

    My daughter wanted to call the police to see if she is being followed and going to be abducted. This is creepy.

    To any merchants, Do not do this.

    It's weird and creepy and we will throw all of these fake coupons in the trash.

    A waste of paper and postage.

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  • October 23, 2019 at 4:01 PM by an anonymous user from Newburgh, New York, United States

    My daughter received one today too and she is not pregnant !

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  • October 23, 2019 at 3:48 PM by an anonymous user from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

    Literally just got the same thing in the mail, detail for detail. Very confused.

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  • October 23, 2019 at 3:32 PM by an anonymous user from Newark, New Jersey, United States

    I just received this same thing in the mail and want to know how and why this happened.

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  • October 23, 2019 at 3:20 PM by an anonymous user from Needham, Massachusetts, United States

    The same thing just happened to me today, and I'm freaking out!

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    • October 23, 2019 at 5:20 PM by an anonymous user from Bedminster, New Jersey, United States

      Ahhh! I just received one as well. Totally laughed and praying she doesn’t know something I don’t!

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  • October 23, 2019 at 6:14 AM by info

    I did some research and found the following:

    "They are not gift cards, they are advertising. They are sort of coupons but not really. Either you are having (or just had) a baby or someone thinks you are/did. Everybody gets these in the mail. We got them when we had our kid, and somehow so did all our other friends with kids. If you google "carseat canopy coupon" or whatever, you will see that these "coupons" are all over the place, and that all these companies are related. The products are legit so it's not a scam per se, but it's not a great deal or great products. And you pay a pretty healthy amount for shipping IIRC."

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Is Thoughtful Gift Cards a Scam From a 84199 Zip Code?