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The public is being warned about a recent scam making its rounds involving a $500 Walmart gift card.

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Remember the saying, "If it's too good to be true, it probably is?"

There is a Facebook post promising people a $500 Walmart gift card for groceries that people can buy for the small fee of $2.

According to Politifact, the post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed.

The post stated: "Walmart management is helping with rising prices with $500 grocery cards for $2"

We have to make sure we're being careful online when clicking links on the internet.

Politifact says that when you click the link to purchase the fake gift card, the url begins with "echolala.info/blog" and obviously isn’t affiliated with Walmart.

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The link consists of questions that people would have to answer about their family members, gender, age, and credit card information so the $2 gift card could be sent to their house.

It's hard to fight the feeling of signing up for a great deal when surfing the web but we have to make sure we're being smart about the links we click and the information we're giving out in hopes of catching a great deal.

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