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Aldi Giving Away $75 Coupon-Fiction!

Aldi Giving Away $75 Coupon-Fiction!

Summary of eRumor:
In celebration of its anniversary, Aldi is giving away $75 coupons.
The Truth:
Social media posts about a $75 Aldi coupon are a hoax.
Posts about a $75 Aldi coupon began making their way around Facebook in April. These posts ask readers to like and share the post in order to redeem the offer — but those who do are redirected to a third-party website where they’re asked to provide personal information to scammers.
Aldi responded directly to the scam on its Facebook page and warned shoppers to avoid it:
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These types of scams are typically used to get their victims to provide their personal information, which can then be sold to third-parties are used to enroll them in expensive prescriptions without their consent.
Or, these types of scams can also be used for “like farming,” a scam in which a fake offer for products or services is used to entice people to “like” a page so that it can be sold to third-parties for a profit because of its increased visibility.
This isn’t the first time Aldi has been the target of this scam, either. We previously investigated false reports that Aldi was giving away a 40% coupon. Click here to view that story.