Beware of the Costco Text message that claims you’ve won an iPhone, Airpods or reward coupon in its annual raffle draw. It is a scam. Costco is not currently giving out any raffle prizes or coupons.
This review expose everything you need to know about this Costco reward coupon and raffle text scam, and why it is fraudulent.
How Does The Costco Raffle Prize Scam Work?
The giveaway message is created by fraudsters who want to steal your personal and financial information. How does this work? It makes people provide their credit card info before they can claim their prize.
If you do so, these scammers will remove every dollar in your bank account. This is because they’re not the legit Costco company, and they don’t have any iPhone or Airpod for you.
The Costco Text Scam Messages
The scam message goes like this –
Costco: your code 57218 printed on your receipt from 19 came in 1st in our AirPods draw: d6gvr.info/uatZKYDhRV
Don’t be fooled by your name on the text message. It is quite easy these days for scammers to get your name and phone number. The messages are all fake. The link on the text message is a malicious website.
Moreover, there is no mention of such raffle draw at the Costco social media handles below –
If you have submitted financial information on the fake website, immediately contact your bank for help.
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What Should You Do If You Receive Phishing Texts Like This
No matter how convincing it sounds, you shouldn’t visit the link or links attached to such messages/mails or send your personal information.
The first thing you should do is ignore such messages, and look for reviews online about it.