The company debuted a coupon fraud that promised consumers $ 75 from their purchase in a wholesale warehouse.
"While we love our fans and our members, this proposal is SCAM and in no way related to Costco," the company said.
The fraudulent offer appeared on Facebook earlier this year, prompting users to click on a non-Costco link to collect their $ 75 coupon . To access it, users will need to share the post on Facebook and enter some personal information.
Unraveling the counterfeit coupon has become something of an annual tradition: One year ago, on the same day, Costco issued essentially the same statement, though the same year the fraud took place under the guise of the company's 50th anniversary (it wasn't) .
Costco shares legal transactions on its website and does not accept coupons not issued by Costco. So, if you need to share a suspicious amount of personal information or post a coupon on social media to get a quote, this is probably not real.