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Police warn of Lowe's coupon scam on Facebook

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Lynchburg Police are warning of a scam making the rounds on Facebook.

Police say the scam involves a $50 coupon to Lowe's for Mother's Day.

Officials say the scam started back in 2015, with the link to a fraudulent website adorned with the Lowe's logo.

The scam requires victims to pass it to their friends, officials say.

The Better Business Bureau gave these tips:

Don’t believe what you see. It’s easy to steal the colors, logos and header of an established organization. Scammers can also make links look like they lead to legitimate websites and emails appear to come from a different sender. Legitimate businesses do not ask for credit card numbers or banking information on customer surveys. If they do ask for personal information, like an address or email, be sure there’s a link to their privacy policy.
Watch out for a reward that’s too good to be true. If the survey is real, you may be entered in a drawing to win a gift card or receive a small discount off your next purchase. Few businesses can afford to give away $50 gift cards for completing a few questions.

If you've been a victim of this scam, report it to local law enforcement.

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