Hy-Vee Issues Warning About A Grocery Scam
Hy-Vee, with headquarters in West Des Moines, Iowa, issued a warning to consumers regarding a fraudulent grocery giveaway post circulating on social media platforms.
They wanted to stress that this giveaway is not affiliated with or supported by Hy-Vee and that you should not engage with the scam website or provide any personal information.
The news release also went on to say that the posts in recent weeks have used the likeness of other major retailers. You should beware if the deal sounds to good to be true, has unaffiliated URLs, and contain grammatical errors or misspellings.
Hy-Vee is working to get the website taken down. They recommend that you do not share the post and simply delete it. The fraudulent post states people will receive $150 worth of groceries for their birthday.
“We want our customers to know this giveaway is in no way affiliated with our company. We also want to educate them on the dangers posed by sharing and clicking on the post,” said Tara Deering-Hansen, group vice president of communications at Hy-Vee.
If you have accidentally clicked on the scam link and provided personal information, you will want to scan your computer for viruses and malware and change any password information.