When something seems too good to be true, many times it is.
A perfect example is the $250 Kroger “coupon” scam that is currently sweeping across Facebook.
Kroger warned its customers on Monday not to fall for the coupon giveaway as it is not associated with the grocery store chain in any way.
"Attention Kroger Customers: There is currently an unauthorized '$250 Kroger Shopping Coupon' circulating across social media. This giveaway is not affiliated with or supported by the Kroger Company," Kroger wrote in a Facebook announcement.
The statement continued, "We recommend not engaging with the site or providing any personal information. Our team is actively working to address this issue."
The fake online coupon congratulates Facebook users and invites them to take part in a short opinion survey in exchange for a “free” $250 off Kroger coupon.
The advertisement claims there are only a few coupons left and urges customers to “hurry up.”
Here's what the fake coupon looks like:
It’s currently unclear who is behind the scam, but it could be an attempt to gain access to victims’ personal information.
The same coupon scam hit Facebook in 2013, according to the Dayton Daily News.
Always be careful what you click on when browsing on the internet!
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