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Coupon scam: Aldi warns customers of fake offers on Facebook

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Coupon scam: Aldi warns customers of fake offers on Facebook
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Fake coupons for low-cost grocery store ALDI have been making the rounds again on Facebook and could give computers viruses.

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Aldi coupon scam strikes again

WSYR reported that Facebook user Melissa Sheriff noticed a post that claimed to offer a $100 off coupon at ALDI stores, and it seemed too good to be true.

“Next thing I know everyone is sharing it,” Sheriff said. “People are sharing it on each other’s pages and messaging the coupon to each other and tagging each other in posts saying, ‘Great deal, great deal, you have to print out this coupon.'”

Aaron Sumida, vice president of ALDI’s Tully division, issued the following statement in response to the scam:

“We understand the confusion that some customers have experienced with digital coupon scams affecting ALDI and other retailers. On Friday, we shared a post on our Facebook page to let our customers know that ALDI doesn’t issue electronic coupons or gift cards. These offers weren’t authorized or distributed by ALDI and will not be honored at ALDI locations. We sincerely regret any inconvenience this situation may cause our customers.”

ALDI also addressed the scam in a Facebook post Friday.

ALDI is not the only retailer being used in fake coupon scams. Kroger and Publix grocery stores have also been victims of coupons claiming to offer $60 and $75 off of purchases.

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