Hy-Vee Giveaway Scam

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West Des Moines, Iowa - Hy-Vee Inc. is warning customers about a fake grocery giveaway post  on social media. 

The giveaway is not affiliated with or supported by Hy-Vee, and customers are urged to not engage with the scam website or provide their personal information.

People who have accidentally clicked on the scam link and provided their personal information will want to scan their computer for viruses and malware and change any password information.

In recent weeks, these posts have surfaced using the likeness of other major retailers. Hy-Vee suggests that customers beware of any offers that sound too good to be true, have unaffiliated URLs and contain grammatical errors or misspellings.

Hy-Vee officials are diligently working to get the website taken down. In the meantime, they recommend that customers 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.

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