You've been hacked? Woolworths warns that 11 million customers may be at risk due to rewards schemes scams
- Scammers have been stealing points from users of the Woolworths Rewards Program.
- A unique code and automatic notifications were introduced for the exchange preferences
- Scammers have cheated an estimated $ 84 million this year alone in Australia
Andrew Prentice for Daily Mail Australia
Woolworths has warned customers about a scam across the country aimed at their Rewards Program.
On Wednesday night, the supermarket giant sent a massive email alert to customers confirming that some active accounts have been compromised.
Woolies informed its 11 million customers that their loyalty points are being sheared by hackers.
They have committed to restore the points of the affected victims.
Buyers using the Woolworths Rewards Program cards have been targeted by scammers
The Woolworths rewards cards that scammers use to spend other people's points
It is understood that many scammers accessed Rewards Memberships using the valid login and password data.
To help members, Woolworths has introduced one-time codes and automatic notifications if redemption preferences are changed.
Customers should also provide more details on their reset passwords.
Ingrid Maes, Director of Loyalty at Woolworths, said that buyer safety is always a priority.
"It is clear that scammers are increasingly sophisticated in the way they target online users and our members are not immune to these threats," he said.
Scammers have targeted customers using the Woolworths Rewards program cards
The supermarket giant Woolworths has long been the choice of many people to buy groceries
"We value the trust of our members and take our responsibility to maintain the security of their accounts seriously."
Fraudsters have raised an estimated $ 84 million this year alone in Australia.
People aged 55 to 64 lost just under $ 20 million in various schemes, according to government statistics obtained from the Australian Competition and Consumption Commission (ACCC).
If you have been scammed, you can also visit scamwatch.gov.au.