Some people would say the entire game is a scam, but believing that to be untrue, the only way you can get scammed during the Albertsons Monopoly game is by the other players. This can happen in a few different ways:
Rare Piece Scam
Trading Monopoly pieces online has not been uncommon in past Monopoly games run by Albertsons or any other company. Generally, message boards, forums and even comments underneath articles will allow for people to communicate about trading pieces.
To win the bigger prizes, you have to encounter some of the more rare pieces of the game. There are some people that will try to trick you out of your prize though. The rare property pieces, like Boardwalk and Park Place, are hard to find. However, people will trade pieces online for money. If someone has Board Walk, they may ask for Park Place. In exchange for the game piece, the person may offer you half of the prize ($500,000).
However, usually they will start talking to you about having the $1 million all to yourself. They will simply ask for a small amount of money for the game piece. This seems kind of strange so, of course, you’ll ask why they are willing to do something like that. They will come up with something about a bad divorce or trouble with the IRS.
They will usually only ask for about $5,000 to $10,000 for the rare game piece. Generally, they will ask you to send the money and then they will send the game piece. However, this is where the scam really comes alive. You will send them money, but you will never get the rare game piece, will never see your money again and will likely never be able to contact them again. In fact, most of the scammers have taken fake photos of game pieces to ensure that you will receive the game piece in the mail (but you never do).
No matter what your current financial situation is, do not fall for this scam. Anyone who is claiming to be willing to trade rare Monopoly game pieces is likely scamming you. If you find that someone is trying to do this, contact the site administrator of where you are communicating immediately to alert them to this person’s intentions.
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