Costco Free Food Box Scam on Facebook

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There is a new Costco Facebook scam that claims the grocery store will be giving away Christmas food boxes that contain groceries and a voucher. The scam uses a fake Facebook post and claims to be Costco's CEO, Walter Craig Jelinek.

Costco Free Food Box Scam on Facebook
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The Costco Free Food Box Scam

"COMPETlTlON ALERT! My name is Walter Craig Jelinek and I'm the CEO of Costco.

To celebrate our Birthday, Every single person who shares and comments in the next 24hrs will get one of these Christmas Food Box delivered straight to their door on Saturday 28th November. Each Food box contains groceries worth 35 and a voucher. Limit 1 Food box per person."

This new Costco Food Box scam is being used to trick Facebook users into commenting on or liking a fake post in order to make it popular and gather up potential victims. Therefore, if you have already commented on the fake Costco Facebook post, please remove your comment and "unlike" it.

Once the scammers behind fake the post have enough Facebook users, they will start sending them spam (unsolicited messages) with links that will take potential victims to phishing websites that will steal their information, or malicious links that will take them to dangerous websites that will infect their computers with Spyware or Trojan horse. The scammers may also send fraudulent messages claiming that their potential victims are so-called lottery winners and they need to send money in order to claim their prizes.

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  • November 30, 2020 at 1:14 AM by an anonymous user from: Central Business District, Seattle, Washington, United States

    New scam on Facebook today 11/29/20 says $250 Christmas food boxes and $35 dollar voucher will be delivered to everyone who comments and shares, in the 24 he period to be deliver Monday people are giving there address even lol.. and it gained alot of sharing and comments over 50k shares and comments.. people actually believe that Costco is going to give out over 50k boxes of food and a voucher lol hahaha to funny!

  • November 29, 2020 at 11:40 PM by an anonymous user from: Core-Columbia, San Diego, California, United States

    I wish the Facebook fact checkers would catch these scams. They are quick to fact check political ads that are fake news, how about scams that more of a threat to users.

  • November 29, 2020 at 11:20 PM by an anonymous user from: Downtown Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

    If you look at the Facebook page for this fake post it changed its name today from The belle Rosa to Costco us. It also has no other posts then this fake give away. Where Costco’s real Facebook page posts all the time.

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