Kroger 40% Off Coupon on Facebook-Scam!
Summary of eRumor:
There’s a Kroger 40% off coupon making the rounds on Facebook that sounds too good to be true.
A Kroger 40% off coupon that has gone viral is just the latest of many “coupon scams” that have gone viral on Facebook.
The Kroger coupon popped up on Facebook in December 2015. Shoppers were told that they could redeem the 40% off coupon if they “shared” the page and commented on the post — but it’s a scam, Kroger said:
Attention Kroger Customers: There is currently an unauthorized “40% off all purchases in store” offer circulating. This giveaway is not affiliated with or supported by the Kroger Co. in any way. We recommend not engaging with the site(s) that offer links to the coupon, or providing them with any personal information. Our team is actively working with Facebook and domain service providers to address the concern.
This isn’t the first time Kroger has been hit with a coupon scam, either. Earlier in 2015, a fake offer for $100 in free groceries from Kroger when you spend $110 or more went viral on Facebook. Kroger warned customers not to fall for the scam.
Fake coupons are commonly used in “survey scams” in which people are encouraged to provide their personal information in exchange for free products or discounts. Then, scammers can sell that information to third parties or use it to sign victims up for expensive subscriptions without permission.
It’s best to steer away from coupons on Facebook altogether. If you do look for coupons online, make sure that they are coming directly from a company’s website or its official Facebook page, not a third party.