You should be suspicious of any request to purchase gift cards on behalf of another individual. Do not purchase the gift cards or give the scammer any information about yourself.
If you get a request like this, please contact the police to report the incident.
Housing and Rental Scams
ISS wants to remind you to be very careful searching for apartments online! Keep in mind that if someone is pressuring you to send money without a signed lease, rushing you to move in before you see the apartment, or promising ridiculously low rent, that is likely a scam. (More ways to spot a rental scam.)
ISS reminds you -- never give your bank account information, Social Security number, or other identifying information to someone you have never met in person. Use an app like PayPal which protects your information, and use the "payment to a business" option to ensure payment protection on your transaction. If someone pressures you to give them your information, it is most likely a scam.