Costco warns of social media gift card scam

Costco warns of social media gift card scam

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Costco issued a warning on Facebook about a coupon scam making the rounds on the social media site.  

“Despite several posts out there, Costco is NOT giving away $75 coupons,” the post read. “While we love our fans and our members, this offer is a SCAM, and in no way affiliated with Costco. Thanks to our fans for letting us know about this recurring hoax!”

The scam tells users to click on a promotion for a $75 gift card to the score and answer a few question however the links take users to various different websites when clicked. The scammers are most likely trying to gather personal information to sell to spammers. 

The Better Business Bureau says an easy way to avoid these type of scams is to look out for spelling or grammatical errors in the promo. 

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