It’s a trap! Costco warns of $75 coupon scam

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"While we love our fans and members, Costco is not giving away Costco Cash Cards to Facebook users, and is not associated with this program".

Costco is ideal for buying bulk items at wholesale prices, but some customers were sad to see an even steeper discount that made the rounds on social media ended up being a "SCAM".

The coupon promised social media users they would get a $75 Costco voucher if they shared the coupon.

The multinational company, which operates a chain of membership-only warehouses around the world, went on to thank their fans for alerting them to the "recurring hoax!" Costco posted a message to their Facebook page Tuesday asking their customers to please stop sharing the image.

Unsolicited electronic communications from Costco do not ask for your personal information such as username, password, credit card information, birth date or Social Security number. Never provide personal information in response to an electronic communication.

According to Snopes, a self-described internet "fact-checking resource", the scam began circulating on Facebook to celebrate Costco's anniversary. When in doubt, don't respond.

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