Another Facebook scam is going around. This time, people are sharing a link for a $200 grocery coupon from Wegmans.
This is what people see when they click on the link.
We’ve seen this before. Most recently, with Dick’s Sporting Goods.
To avoid falling victim to “click bait” or other spam offers on Facebook:
Check the URL. This was the URL for the Wegmans offer:
Wegmans URL is wegmans.com.
Don’t click on a Facebook link before checking it out independently. Hover over a link to see its true destination. Also, don’t click on links leading to unfamiliar websites.
If the offer sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Con artists often use names of legitimate and popular companies or organizations to help lend credibility to a scheme. They will create an offer that is especially appealing to a large amount of people.
Attempting to claim a fake offer will likely prompt you to answer spam surveys, trick you into entering usernames, passwords and personal information or to download a program which could contain a virus.