Scam alert: Fake $250 Kroger coupon circulates on Facebook

An unauthorized coupon for $250 off at Kroger is circulating on Facebook.
An unauthorized coupon for $250 off at Kroger is circulating on Facebook.

Kroger is warning customers not to interact with a coupon circulating on social media.

The Cincinnati-based grocery store issued a warning on Facebook and Twitter Monday morning that a $250 coupon customers have seen on social media is not authorized or supported by the Kroger Company.

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The coupon sporting Kroger’s logo claims families will receive $250 off in celebration of the store’s 135 year anniversary. The coupon follows similar format to legitimate Kroger coupons, with an expiration date of August 30 and a barcode.

Some Facebook users sharing the coupon called it “wonderful” and others called it a “hacking scam.” It is unclear how many people shared the link to the coupon as several different URLs are labeled on different posts, but more than 20,000 have shared Kroger’s Facebook statement.

“We recommend not engaging with the site or providing any personal information,” the statement said.

The same scam circulated in 2013. Kroger is working to address the issue.


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