Q: I received a check that appears to be from Publix, and the letter that came with it says I won a lottery or was chosen to be a mystery shopper. Is this a genuine check?
A: No. Publix Super Markets is aware of several consumer check-cashing and wire transfer scams. If you have received any unsolicited communication that includes a check that appears to be from Publix, or instructions to wire money pertaining to an alleged Publix-sponsored lottery or promotion, please contact our Publix Consumer Relations Department at (800) 242-1227 or complete a Contact Us form on our website.
If you don't know why Publix would send a check to you, then don't cash or deposit the check.
You can help protect yourself from fraud by considering the following: