There are always myriad elder abuse scams revolving around the holidays, but the most recent one is a revamp of an old scam, something of a pyramid scheme. The scam goes like this : buy a $10 gift card and send it to your secret sister, then you will receive 6-36 gifts in return. It actually works in the short term, similar to a pyramid scheme. But over time, the holidays end and people no longer participate, and the scheme crumbles. In addition to being potentially bilked, your friends will hate you if you catch them up in this scheme! Stay alert and be careful this holiday season!