H-E-B Grocery Store Warns Customers About Fake Coupon Scam

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
December 20, 2015 Updated: December 20, 2015

The H-E-B grocery store is warning customers that the alleged 50 percent coupon circulating online is fake.

“The 50 percent off coupon is not a sponsored or affiliated coupon with H-E-B,” the company said on Dec. 20.

“We are aware of the situation. Thank you all for bringing it to our attention.”

The San Antonio-based grocery company has more than 350 stores throughout Texas and Mexico.

The scam has been trying to get people to like a Facebook post, after which they would allegedly receive the coupon. 

 

It’s not the first time a scam coupon has been going around this season–a recent scam featured a fake coupon for Kroger.

Apparently lots of people have been sharing the fraudulent H-E-B post, but others are picking up on its fake nature and telling others not to.

“This is FRAUDULENT… PLEASE BEWARE…..When I saw this on Facebook I immediately started clicking and it kept sending me to different places that I had to fill out my information in order to collect my reward,” said one Facebook user . 

“I went to the site, and I was not able to download the coupon. I thought it was because I had poor internet. Ugh….whoever did this fake coupon prank has no heart,” added another. “Lots of people, including myself, spread this coupon message because it seemed to be a great idea. I apologize for not waiting to figure out whether it was real or not.”

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.