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This is a scam. Speedway is not offering customers $500 “fuel cards” for $1.95 because of high gas prices.
Bad actors online are trying to take advantage of high gas prices across the country.
"The oil price is getting higher," one viral Facebook post begins. "Speedway is offering $500 Fuel Cards for $1.95 to help out! Answer only 3 questions to get a Card."
Comments like "THANK YOU so much Speedway!! This will help my family a lot" and "I WON TOO!!!! so thankful. I am going to tell all my friends and family about this $1.95 deal," led some people to believe that the deal was real.
The post was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Facebook.)
This is a scam. Speedway, a convenience store and gas station chain owned by 7-Eleven, is not offering customers $500 fuel cards.
"We have been made aware of a fraudulent offer for fuel cards circulating on the internet," 7-Eleven said in an email. "This is not a valid offer."
Be cautious when social media posts make promises that seem too good to be true. In this case, the fake Speedway post asks users to "apply now" and answer a few basic questions. After clicking, it brings you to a row of gift boxes and tells you to choose a prize. From there, it asks you to turn over personal information to a suspicious website in order to "win."
Don’t fall for it.
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Facebook post, May 30, 2022
Email interview, 7-Eleven media communications, June 2, 2022
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