Free gas sounds good, but could it be too good to be true? Chances are, probably so.
Your Better Business Bureau has been informed of a scam concerning the “Great Gas Giveaway. “ Consumers across the U.S. are receiving cards in the mail, telling them they won a $300 gas card. The card says to send a money order for $29.95 and they will receive a gift card for $300 worth of gas. BBB received notification of this scam from a Sunoco gas dealer. Sunoco, and other major gas chains are mentioned on the card, but are not participating. Consumers who send the $29.95 are likely to get nothing in return.
Some consumers are also being referred to a Gas Giveaway Website, www.GasGiveAway300.com. The Website says consumers can also get a $1,000 Shopping Spree Gift Card. Both the card and the Web site have the old version of the BBB logo and falsely claim to be a proud member of the BBB. They are not!
BBB is unaware if this scam is active yet in our area, but as always, it is likely just a matter of time.