This seems to be the new trend:
1. New account just out of Newbie jail selling gift cards.
2. Older accounts with very low post counts selling gift cards.
Make sure you use the Bitcoin-OTC... It is a Web of Trust for rating people after their transactions... Scammers very quickly get called out, and get negative ratings.
I’ve done many, many, trades, providing you do due-diligence in checking the trading history, before putting yourself at risk.
If you receive bitcoins you are generally not at risk...
If you are sending bitcoins you are at risk from scammers.
If you keep a level head, check before putting yourself at risk… use trusted 3rd parties as escrows, and overall don’t do anything too stupid… The life of a scammer will become quite unprofitable.