Scam alert: Costco warns of fake text that threatens to cancel membership

In this photo illustration, a Costco Wholesale logo seen displayed on a smartphone. (Photo Illustration by Mateusz Slodkowski/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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.