Flipping cash is a simple scam where a person is asked to purchase a gift card and then told to send the amount to a specific telephone number. The person is told that once the money has been received, the person with the card will receive money back, usually a multiple of the original amount. Suffice to say that no money is received by the donor.
Is Flipping Cash Legal? The problem is that there is no real way to catch the recipient of the funds and until the funds have been transferred no real crime has been committed. Thus, while this is fraud and subject to prosecution as such, there is the problem of actually catching the person who instigated the fraud. Thus, while there is no question of its illegality, it is a scam that rarely results in successful litigation.