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With Friends Like These

Margaret Coward of Conception Bay South, N.L., Canada, was so happy to have won $100 from Tim Horton’s restaurant that she posted a photo of her winning drink cup on Facebook. When she tried to claim her prize, she found it had already been redeemed. She called the company. “He said, ‘You didn’t share it with anyone, right?’ I said, ‘Uh, kinda’....” The company wouldn’t tell her which of her more than 900 Facebook friends had redeemed the prize, but a sympathetic manager gave her the prize anyway. “Just be careful of what you post because sometimes your friends aren’t really your friends,” Coward said. (RC/Toronto Star) ...A good lesson she should probably have paid to learn.
Original Publication Date: 20 March 2016
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 22.

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