Bed Bath and Beyond is the latest company to be used as a lure by scammers through phony coupons appearing on your Facebook page. The Coupon, reproduced below promises a $75 dollar discount for Mother’s Day, but don’t click on it. If you click on it, your are prompted to provide information to a survey in order to receive your coupon, but there is no coupon and the information you provide may be used to make you a victim of identity theft.
No company could cover the cost of giving away vast numbers of $75 coupons although sometimes participants in legitimate surveys are promised a chance to win a coupon in a drawing. Facebook is a favorite venue for scammers to use for this type of scam because often unwary victims will unwittingly share the scam with their friends. If you have doubts about the legitimacy of a coupon, the best place to go is to the company’s website to see what real coupons are being offered. For Bed Bath and Beyond you can also call their customer service number of 1-800- GO-BEYOND to confirm the legitimacy of any their coupons.