Mobile System For Exchanging Gift Cards

  • Published: Aug 11, 2016
  • Earliest Priority: Feb 09 2015
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The present disclosure is directed a mobile computing device that is programmed to communicate with a gift card exchange server that allows a user to exchange gift cards for consideration from a remote location. The mobile computing device is configured to receive information about a gift card from a user and to transmit the information to the gift card exchange server. The gift card exchange server determines an offer for the gift card and transmits it to the mobile computing device for presentation to the user. In one embodiment, if the offer is accepted, the user is prompted to provide personal identifying information. In order to reduce fraud, the gift card exchange server also requests device specific identifying information that is unique to the mobile computing device itself and associates the device specific identifying information with the offer. In order to redeem funds, the user is asked to present the personal identifying information and the mobile device having the device specific mobile identifying information that is associated with the offer before they can be paid. The particular device specific identifying information requested may vary from transaction to transaction.

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  • Publication: Aug 11, 2016
  • Application: Feb 9, 2015
    US US 201514617672 A
  • Priority: Feb 9, 2015
    US US 201514617672 A

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