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13 Costco Scams Going Around Right Now

Millions of people view Costco as a shopping paradise, but that doesn’t make it immune to the scams that plague the rest of the world. In fact, at its website, Costco lists 13 scams that currently are making the rounds. Think of them as the “dirty dozen” — plus one. The list of nefarious schemes is as follows: Fraudulent satisfaction survey Fraudulent Facebook post Fraudulent survey Texts regarding loyalty reward Overcharge reimbursement texts Survey with exclusive offers Free television Coronavirus stimulus Exclusive giveaway Fake interview confirmation Fraudulent executive rewards redemption Citi Rewards direct deposit scam Redeem your gift card scam If you go the Costco website, you can see visual examples of what the scams look like when they are sent in messages. The messages can arrive via emails, texts and Facebook posts. Costco says if you get any messages centering on the themes listed above, you should not click on any links in the messages.




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