Recently, several Facebook posts have appeared about people claiming Kroger vouchers worth up to $250. BBB advises consumers before selecting the deal to verify the domain is in fact the actual company providing the offer.
For example, the caption below shows up as www.christmasideal.com/kroger. After researching the URL domain using whois.com, it was discovered the domain is registered to a company in Panama. So, after visiting www.christmasideal.com to see what other potential fake offers were being offered, a similar Target deal that looks just like the Kroger promotion appeared. It displayed the same exact names and comments from Facebook.
BBB reminds everyone that yes these deals appear great, but if it seems too good to be true, dig a little deeper before acting upon the deal. You can’t believe everything you see on the internet. Claiming offers like this subject users to viruses, malware, and even identity theft. Stay up to date with the latest in scam alerts and consumer tips, sign up for our BBB monthly newsletter here.