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Attention Meijer shoppers: You better listen up.

While everyone loves a great deal, it’s important to keep an eye out for the fake ones –– especially this one circulating around Facebook.

If you don’t, you might end up with something worse than just a fake coupon.

This Fake Meijer Coupon Has Malware

On Dec. 27, WZZM 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, reported on a fake Meijer coupon circulating on Facebook. The sham coupon offers $75 off a purchase of $100 or more between now and Dec. 31.

Meijer’s public relations manager, Joe Hirschmugl, confirmed the coupon is fake to WZZM 13. He warned consumers not to click on the link because it could expose their computers to malware.

The grocery chain also took to its Facebook page to warn customers of the fake coupon.

“Sorry folks, this offer is fake. A fraudulent coupon for $75 off your purchase at Meijer is circulating on the Web. Be safe and always clip your coupons from mPerks,” the post reads.

If you’re ever unsure of the validity of a coupon, contact the store directly. And remember, if the deal sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Kelly Anne Smith is a junior writer and engagement specialist at The Penny Hoarder. Catch her on Twitter at @keywordkelly.


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