Online Coupons Fraud

Coupons via social media¬†are another way scam artists are trying to get personal information to conduct identity thefts, according to AARP’s FraudWatch network.

Typically, scam artists invite users to click on a link and share it with their friends to receive a free coupon. Consumers are then asked to fill out a survey and enter personal information.  Once this done, they may have signed up for a fake rewards card that charges monthly fees for nothing but bogus offers.

Consumers should not enter any personal information and only get online coupons directly from a company’s website, AARP recommends.

AARP FraudWatch is working to educate the public to prevent scams, which are on the rise.

For more information, go to www.aarp.org/fraudwatchnetwork or call 1-877-908-3360.