Grinch strikes again with fake grocery store coupons on social media

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Don't be taken by this popular holiday scam! Fake grocery coupons are circulating on social media... (KTRK)

A big scam from last year has returned, just as families prepare for their Christmas dinners.

Some Grinch has taken to Facebook with a deal that really is too good to be true: Get $60 off with a $70 minimum purchase through New Year's Eve.

ORIGINAL REPORT: Fake grocery store coupons being shared on social media
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Kroger says the same coupon circulated back in July, and it's not real.

In many cases, you can tell the coupon is a fraud because it features poor grammar and spelling in the small text at the bottom.

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The Facebook post often has a URL at the bottom that does not link back to the official Kroger website.

The grocery store warns its customers not to even click on the coupon link, and to avoid providing personal information to these websites. It could be an easy way for thieves to steal your information during this busy holiday season.

On this week a year ago, we told you about three coupons that targeted shoppers at Aldi, H-E-B, and again, Kroger.

All three coupons were confirmed as fakes.

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If you think the trend of extreme couponing has gone away, for some shoppers, it's as hot as ever.

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