Fraud Alert: Gift card fraud is on the rise. Synovus and other financial institutions have been made aware of a social media scam requesting financial assistance in the form of gift cards. After the gift cards are sent, the individual states the gift cards do not work and will give the customer instructions that lead to the customer calling fraudulent phone numbers. The final goal is for the customer to scan a QR code at a Bitcoin ATM at which point their account is drained. Stay Alert!