Beware of $75 Bed Bath & Beyond coupon scam on Facebook

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Beware of $75 Bed Bath & Beyond coupon scam on Facebook
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After a Facebook scam involving Lowe’s Home Improvement made the rounds recently, we’re hearing about a similar scam targeting fans of Bed Bath & Beyond.

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Warning: Bed Bath & Beyond coupon scam

A Facebook post that’s been circulating recently claims Bed Bath & Beyond is offering a $75 off coupon to everyone in honor of the upcoming Mother’s Day holiday.

The image looks similar to the coupons that you get in the mail, but it’s totally fake!

Bed Bath & Beyond is working with Facebook in hopes of having the coupons removed, but many people say the scam is still showing up in their feeds.

According to Snopes.com, people who click on the post are told they can get the $75 off coupon for sharing the post or taking a survey, but victims give up personal information for nothing in return.

How to avoid getting ripped off

On its website, the Better Business Bureau lists four tips to help you avoid falling for a customer survey scam:

1. Don’t believe what you see. It’s easy to steal the colors, logos and header of an established organization. Scammers can also make links look like they lead to legitimate websites and emails appear to come from a different sender.
2. Legitimate businesses do not ask for credit card numbers or banking information on customer surveys. If they do ask for personal information, like an address or email, be sure there’s a link to their privacy policy.
3. When in doubt, do a quick web search. If the survey is a scam, you may find alerts or complaints from other consumers. The organization’s real website may have further information.
4. Watch out for a reward that’s too good to be true. If the survey is real, you may be entered in a drawing to win a gift card or receive a small discount off your next purchase. Few businesses can afford to give away $50 gift cards for completing a few questions.

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Michael Timmermann paid off his mortgage in two years. Now, he shares his money-saving tips on his blog, Save on Almost Everything.
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