It wouldn’t be Christmas if I didn’t have a Facebook scam to warn you about. Coupon scams are nothing new. The one thing they have in common is that they offer a ridiculous discount on everything in the store and all you have to do to claim these alleged coupons is like a page and share the post.
Your very first clue should be that there’s no way a company could offer 75% off everything in their store with no limits. If you’ve ever used a coupon in your life, you know that there are always limit and excluded products. Here’s what the Kohl’s version of this coupon looks like.
You aren’t going to get a real coupon to use at Kohl’s if you like the page and share this. What you’ll get is a message from this site, called Seasons Best Deals.
When you get a message from a scam site like this, it’s normally a link to a site that contains malware that can damage your device or steal your information or a way for scammers to contact you and try to get money out of you. In this case, it looks as if they ask you to sign up for a paid service to get these alleged deals. Anyway, it’s a scam.
And I know there are some of you that say, “What’s the harm of liking and sharing, just in case?” The harm is that you can infect not only your device, but the devices of your friends and loved ones. Instead of getting a nice discount, they might see their bank accounts cleaned out for the holidays. Don’t fall for it.