6:52 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Phony Coupon Scams Spam Residents

The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio warns residents about an increase in scam coupon offers.

Officials are urging residents to verify a coupon deal is real before sharing personal information. They say a simple request for an email or a phone number can link to a fraudulent website that takes personal information and leads to spam calls, text messages and emails from unscrupulous businesses. The BBB says signs of a fake offer include descriptions like it's the only website with that great deal, 75% offers and expensive gift card giveway promos.