Published: Thu, November 14, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Costco says $75 coupon is 'SCAM'

Costco says $75 coupon is 'SCAM'

In a Facebook post, the mega-warehouse chain said posts showing a $75 coupon to Costco are a scam and not affiliated with the company.

If you've been scrolling through your social media the last few days, you may have seen some friends or family members sharing a post that promised users a $75 Costco coupon as part of the company's effort to celebrate their anniversary.

None of the website are operated by Costco, Snopes reported, giving the pages a "scam" warning.

Unsolicited electronic communications from Costco do not ask for your personal information such as username, password, credit card information, birth date or Social Security number.

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The hoax being circulated on Facebook shows an image of a $75 coupon that claims to be available in Canada and the US only.

The company said that they were not aware of the scam until customers told them, reported ABC 10 News, but this is not the first time they have encountered such scams.

When consumers visited these websites, they were asked to provide personal information for surveys and share the Facebook post in order to redeem the false coupon.

Snopes reported that similar scams are also used to spread malware.

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