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Just a heads-up that we once again have a very FAKE HEB offer circulating in local Facebook coupon groups this week, promising $150 off when you spend $200.
Some enterprising scammers (or folks fooled by the coupon) have even been messaging this coupon to their Facebook friends!
I've seen this screenshot on the left several times on Facebook this week, and if you look at closely, it is very obviously not legit.
For example, $ sign is on the wrong side of the dollar amount, and the date listed om the coupon is way too far away. I have never seen a HEB coupon good three months, have you?
Also, if you look at the URL, it's got a dash in it -- which for some reason is a dead giveway for spam/scams.
Honestly, can you imagine what would happen if HEB was really truly giving away $150 in discounts, just for a couple minutes of someone's time to take a short survey?
(Um, they would be out of business.)
I think couponers are a little more vulnerable to these kinds of spam than other Facebook users, because we do see legit freebie deals pretty frequently.
But that's an item or two at a time -- not hundreds and hundreds of dollars for free at once!
Please don't click on this nasty bit of spam -- the best case scenario is that you'll be wasting your time filling out useless paperwork, which is meant to worm personal information out of you so the scammers behind this can attempt to commit identify theft.
By just clicking on this offer, you'll also give these spammers the ability to send out their scam to every Facebook group that you're a part of. Embarrassing!
If you already filled out the 'survey' before you saw this post, I recommend you both a) change your Facebook password immediately, and b) go into all the groups you're a member of on Facebook and remove any posts that the spammers have shared using your profile (or any posts you shared hoping to get this coupon.)
That will help protect your personal info, and also help other people avoid the same fate! :D
And if you ever see a coupon deal that seems to good to be true, you can check it against my Five Signs of Coupon Spam post before clicking.
I promise that will help you avoid some serious heartache.
And if you want some GENUINE HEB bargains, go here to check out my current list of dollar deals!
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