Deliveroo’s April Fools joke backfires in France after thousands of customers send fake £ 400 bills

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Deliveroo’s April Fools joke backfires in France after thousands of customers receive fake £ 400 bills for pizzas they never ordered

  • Deliveroo France has sent false confirmation emails for orders over € 450 in total
  • Recipients said they had panicked trying to call their bank to block a payment
  • The food supplier has since issued a statement on Twitter to apologize

The joke from Deliveroo’s April Fools backfires in France after thousands of customers got fake £ 400 bills for pizza they never ordered.

The food delivery company sent false confirmation emails to its customers on April 1 for orders totaling more than € 450 (£ 380).

Dozens of recipients said they had panicked to call their bank to block a payment after they believed their accounts had been hacked.

Deliveroo France has since issued a statement on Twitter to apologize and confirm the bills were not serious.

The food delivery company sent false confirmation emails to its customers on April 1 for orders totaling more than ¿450 (£ 380).

The food delivery company sent false confirmation emails to its customers on April 1 for orders totaling more than € 450 (£ 380).

A Deliveroo customer, 24-year-old Elies, said he ‘nearly had a stroke’ after receiving the confirmation email with a € 466 bill for 38 pizzas he didn’t order.

He uploaded a screenshot of the fake order with the customer’s first name at the top of the message next to the words, “Excellent choice.”

It also stated that as a loyalty reward, 50 bags of hot sauce were thrown for free.

And others social media users were quick to respond under Elies’ post to vent their own frustrations.

One wrote: “I invite all victims of @Deliveroo_FR’s very bad” April Fools “to unsubscribe from their platform. The joke tastes very bad. ‘

Another said, “Awful if you see your first name in the mail.”

And a third added, ‘Don’t worry, I got the same email so I deleted Deliveroo.’

Deliveroo France has since issued a statement on Twitter to apologize and confirm the bills were not serious

Deliveroo France has since issued a statement on Twitter to apologize and confirm the bills were not serious

Deliveroo France has since issued a statement on Twitter to apologize and confirm the bills were not serious

Deliveroo France has since taken to Twitter to apologize and confirm the emails were not serious.

They uploaded a lengthy statement next to a caption that read, “Our apologies for this April Fool’s Day.”

“We confirm it was an April Fool joke,” the comment said. “You can enjoy the evening by ordering the pizza of your choice.”

MailOnline has contacted Deliveroo for further comment.

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