Costco – $41 OFF on Purchase of $50 or more (Facebook Scam)
A Facebook scam and online survey-scam claims that Costco is giving a $41 coupon away for purchases of $50 or more to celebrate their 41st birthday. The title of the post says “Costco – $41 OFF on Purchase of $50 or more to celebrate its 41st birthday.” However, this is not true; Costco is not giving a$41 OFF coupon for purchases of $50 or more to celebrate their 41st birthday. This is a survey-scam designed to phish personal information.
Costco – $41 OFF on Purchase of $50 or more to celebrate its 41st birthday.
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The survey-scam utilizes fake Costco Facebook pages and websites in order to seem legitimate. The scam first directs Facebook users to COSTCO-COM-41OFF.WIN and asks those who visit the website a series of questions, such as “Have you ever been at Costco?” The scam then asks Facebook users to share their post on Facebook, type “Thanks for my Voucher!” in comments, and like a Facebook page promoted by the scam in order to obtain the reward.
Content from the webpage is detailed below:
Congratulations! You have been selected to take part in our short survey to get a $41 Voucher! We only have 332 Vouchers remaining so hurry up! Sending your answer to Costco.com… Analyzing your answers… Congratulations! You won $41 Voucher at Costco! Step 1 Share this page by clicking “SHARE” button and type “Thanks for my Voucher!” in the comments field! Step 2 Click Like Verifying steps
Once the steps are completed the target will then be directed to a new website such as surveysandpromotionsusa.com that contains a never-ending survey. The survey cannot be completed and is essentially designed to phish personal information the target manually submits (such as phone numbers, addresses, billing information, and more).
If you come across a post on Facebook that says “Costco – $41 OFF on Purchase of $50 or more to celebrate its 41st birthday” make sure to ignore it or tell your friend that it is a scam. Share this page to inform the person that they will not actually receive $41 off at Costco.