Scam alert: Costco warns of fake text that threatens to cancel membership
ORLANDO, Fla. - Costco is warning people about a new texting scam designed to scare you into thinking your membership will be canceled if you don’t click a link.
Don’t fall for it.
The retailer posted the warning on its website.
“There is currently a text scam circulating that threatens to cancel the membership unless the user clicks on the link for a survey. Please know that these are fraudulent texts attempting to obtain personal information.”
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Costco says do not click on the link because these messages are in no way affiliated with the company.
A second version of the scam sends a message to people regarding their ‘Costco receipt’ and that they must click the link to be reimbursed for an overcharge.
Again, this is a scam.