Couponers beware! There is a fraudulent deal circulating.

imageFake Publix coupon

The fake Publix coupons says you get $75 off your purchase of $80 or more. Who wouldn’t want to pay $5 for $80 worth of groceries. Remember the saying — if it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

Despite how crazy it sounds, I’m always amazed at how many people think these deals are legitimate. Facebook is now the new way scammers target vulnerable people. Reputable brands like Publix and Disney are used by con artists to grab your attention and get your personal information in their hands.

Facebook official or hoax?

Typically the deals advertise this special rate to celebrate a birthday. Even if Disney is celebrating years and years in business, it’s unlikely they are going to run a Facebook promotion for free tickets. You’re often asked to share the page and a winner will be chosen. The reason the scammers want you to share the page is to lure in more victims.

Often you have to give personal information to sign up for these deals. Be leery of giving your personal information to get a deal. Be suspicious if you’re basically getting something for nothing.

Check out reputable coupon sites like Coupons.com and the retailers own websites and Facebook pages.