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There's Another Facebook Scam Involving a Popular Grocery Store Chain. Here's What You Need to Know So You Won't Fall for It.


"We recommend not participating."

Image source: WFTS-TV

If it sounds too good to be true, it's probably a scam.

That's what one popular grocery store chain is now warning after "coupons" to the store started circulating on social media. "$100 off your next purchase of $120 or more," it reads. But according to the grocery store's own Facebook page, the so-called coupon isn't what it seems.

"This is not supported by Publix and this coupon is not valid at any of our locations. We recommend not participating in the promotion or providing your personal information. Thank you for your patience as we investigate this situation," a Facebook post from the company reads.

There is a fraudulent Publix coupon circulating on social media that states "$100 off your purchase of $120 or more"....

Posted by Publix on Sunday, July 12, 2015

The scam appears to be similar to another grocery store scam that popped up on social media just last week. That one was targeting Aldi customers and, much like this latest one, relied on Facebook users sharing the link and entering their personal information to obtain their "free" coupon.

It's unclear whether the link to the Publix scam contains any malicious code that could infect your computer and somehow compromise your data, but as WFTS-TV reported, the best way to avoid any issues is to simply avoid clicking the link altogether.


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