The Kroger Co. said on Friday that a press release claiming that the nationwide grocer would accept Bitcoin Cash was fabricated and untrue and the second giant retailer to fall victim to an erroneous announcement in a few weeks became a cryptocurrency to accept as payment.

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“A fraudulent press release was issued this morning claiming to be The #Kroger Co., falsely stating that the organization will start accepting Bitcoin Cash,” the company tweeted. “This communication was fraudulent and unfounded and should be ignored.”

The fake press release, titled “Kroger to accept Bitcoin Cash,” was posted on Kroger’s Investor Relations section of their website via a direct feed from PR Newswire, where it was originally posted, grocery chain Reuters said.

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For its part, PR Newswire said it would “urgently investigate the incident, including investigating any criminal activity related to the matter.”

Bitcoin Cash is an offshoot of Bitcoin that was developed in 2017 with the same underlying code but is easier and cheaper to trade.

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Last month, Walmart was forced to break the record after someone circulated a fake press release claiming the company would allow the cryptocurrency Litecoin as a new payment option.

The bogus publication, which was targeted at Walmart in September, was released by GlobeNewswire under the title “Walmart Announces Major Partnership With Litecoin (LTC)”. When GlobeNewswire found out it was a joke, GlobeNewswire urged readers to ignore the bulletin.