Kroger says it’s not giving away a year’s worth of free groceries

Christmas Eve was a rough day for the giant supermarket chain Kroger.

Not only did the Cincinnati-based chain have to deal with technical issues that would not allow people to use their credit cards, it had to dispel rumors coming from a Facebook Kroger page.

The fake page claimed Kroger was giving away free groceries for Christmas.

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Kroger tweeted on Christmas Eve that the Facebook posts promising a year’s worth of free groceries to four “lucky” families were fake and urged customers not to share the posts.

“This is a fake Kroger Facebook page,” the company wrote in response to a customer’s question. “We are aware of this fraudulent page and are working to address this matter. We recommend not engaging with the posting, and we appreciate your patronage.”

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The fake post had been shared more than 3,000 times and has almost 2,000 comments on Christmas Day.

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