Scammers Choose Social Media To Perpetrate Coupon Offer - The Beacon

Scammers Choose Social Media To Perpetrate Coupon Offer

Scammers Choose Social Media To Perpetrate Coupon Offer

Your BBB® is aware that various social media sites have become the new playground to entice consumers to fall for their ploys to get you to provide your personal information for nefarious reasons that could include identity theft or to drain your bank account.

On July 13, The Blaze reported another scam using the popular social media site, Facebook, by scammers offering a grocery coupon at a popular grocery chain. The claim was that the coupon was for $100.00 off for purchases of a minimum of $120.00.

When considering any such offer, verify the offer by contacting the merchant directly, and do not rely on links provided from the site where the offer is advertised. Never provide any personal information to anyone you don’t know, and with whom you have not had a previous business relationship.

You can read the full text of the article from The Blaze: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/07/13/theres-another-facebook-scam-involving-a-popular-grocery-store-chain-heres-what-you-need-to-know-so-you-wont-fall-for-it/

For more news regarding other suspicious offers, visit bbb.org/Evansville where you can Start With Trust®.

While the BBB endeavors to provide accurate information to the public, changes in the law, facts or circumstances may have occurred since the foregoing was posted. The BBB recommends doing independent research and consulting professional advisors concerning a particular situation.

About the Author

Tom

Tom is Vice President for the Tri-State Better Business Bureau. In addition to answering the needs of our accredited businesses, Tom can be seen on WEVV providing tips for businesses and consumers. He also works closely with other local media outlets to keep our community informed of marketplace issues affecting our area.

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