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Kroger Warns Of Unauthorized Coupon Circulating On Social Media

July 10, 2018 - 2:31 pm

(WWJ)  Kroger is reaching out to customers on Facebook to warn them about a fake coupon...on Facebook.

In a post titled "Attention Kroger Customers" the grocery retailer says there is currently an unauthorized "$250 Kroger Shopping Coupon" circulating across social media, noting that the alleged giveaway is not affiliated with or supported by the Kroger Company.

"We recommend not engaging with the site or providing any personal information," the company adds, saying it has a team investigating what appears to be a scam. 

Responding to Kroger's post by the hundreds, customers note that there are several "red flags," including multiple misspellings, that should clue people in that it's not a legitimate offer.

Kendra McDuffie Thacker commented: "I'm confused about how people think Kroger would stay in business if they gave away $250 "coupons" away. It's common sense, people."

Experts warn social media users to use caution, as a single click could download malicious software and any personal info provided in cases like this can be used for identity theft. 

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