Lowe’s $50 Facebook Coupon is a Scam
Lowe's is NOT giving everyone a $50 coupon for Mother's Day.
The coupon is showing up on Facebook but as the old saying goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
The coupon looks like this.
When you click on it, it'll take you to another site to take a survey. But the site it takes you to may steal your personal information, according to Snopes.com.
The Lowe's coupon scam actually began in May 2015 with a $100 offer. It came around again this month and has been altered for Mother's Day.
The Better Business Bureau offers tips to avoid social media scams:
-Don't take the bait. If it sounds too good to be true, it is probably a scam.
-Hover over a link to see its true destination. Before you click, mouse over the link to see where it will take you. It shows the destination in the bottom left corner of most internet browsers. Don't click on links leading to unfamiliar websites.
-Confirm before you trust your “friends” online. Their account may have been hacked and scammers could be using another tactic called “clickjacking,” a technique that scammers use to trick you into clicking on social media links that you would not usually click on.
-Report suspect social media posts to social media companies (Twitter, Facebook, etc.).