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BEWARE! Fake Publix coupon circulating on social media

Courtesy FOX 13 Tampa

 By Al Sunshine, Consumer Investigator, for SouthFloridaReporter.com and FOX 13 Tampa – July 12, 2015 – Remember that old saying “If it sounds too good to be true it probably is” when I first saw an apparent Facebook Hoax for a $100 Coupon from Publix…which the company says is BOGUS!

“There is a fraudulent Publix coupon circulating on social media that states “$100 off your purchase of $120 or more”. This is not supported by Publix and this coupon is not valid at any of our locations. We recommend not participating in the promotion or providing your personal information. Thank you for your patience as we investigate this situation.”

TAMPA (FOX 13) – A bogus $100-off coupon spread rapidly on Facebook Sunday, prompting Publix to issue warnings to customers on its Facebook and Twitter

“There is a fraudulent Publix coupon circulating on social media  that states ‘$100 off your purchase of $120 or more.’ This is not supported by Publix and this coupon is not valid at any of our locations,” the Lakeland-based grocer said on Facebook.

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Al Sunshine is a South Florida-based Broadcast and Digital Journalist whose career has spanned more than 40 years at the local and national levels. His award-winning investigations have triggered more than a dozen state and local consumer protection laws and his work’s been cited in Congressional Testimony before the U-S House of Representatives. He is best known for his “Shame On You” features for CBS Miami which sought to expose businesses, agencies and individuals defrauding or deceiving consumers, as well as endangering the safety and welfare of the general public. In 2013 Al retired from CBS Miami to set up his own Digital News Business, “Sunshine News, LLC” and Al continues to blog for the Radio, Television, Digital News Association, sponsors of the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards”. An avid environmentalist, Al is one of the founding members of the “Miami Pine Rocklands Coalition”. The Florida Non-Profit is fighting to save and restore the last 2% of Pine Rocklands found only in South Florida and nowhere else in the continental United States. Al was recently elected its President.

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