Ah, Vermont’s esteemed Secretary of State… champion of transparency, guardian against election tampering, epitome of the principled politician…
Turns out, he can fall for an Internet scam just like the rest of us.
You may have heard about the Facebook ad for discount chain Costco, which offered customers a $75 coupon if they reposted the ad and provided some personal information.
Err… problem is, it was a fake. The real Costco wasn’t involved, and there was no $75 offer. But a lot of people fell for it, despite the fact that this same offer (or a very similar one) has been posted — and debunked — multiple times in the past.
One of those suckers: Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos.
Yeah, sorry about that, Jim. No coupon for you!Continue reading