I was in a retail store today, and these people were discussing how easy it is for people to use stolen credit cards, and buy those visa gift cards without being traced after they purchase the gift cards.
I find this very hard to believe because
A) when you purchase a visa gift card they send the gift card number to the server to the company that owns those gift cards to have it activate it, and I am sure they log which store that happened at, too.
B) I am sure they can monitor that gift card and it will leave a paper trail just like a credit card.
Am I wrong?