Latest Facebook hoax hard to swallow

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Blaming the victim is wrong – wrong, wrong, wrong – except when the victim is a blithering idiot.

For an example of the latter I offer up Facebook users who apparently believe that a major supermarket chain is just flat-out giving away a cartload of groceries. From a report on the website of WCVB Channel 5 in Boston:

The post shows the image of a Wegmans storefront with a false claim that the company is giving away a $200 grocery coupon.

“We’re actively working to have this fraudulent post removed from Facebook. We urge consumers not to click it, share it or provide any personal information,” Jo Natale, Wegmans vice president of media relations, said.

Now if it were Whole Foods, maybe. I mean $200 at Whole Foods won’t even get you out of the produce department.

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