Urgent warning to bargain hunters about ridiculously credible Woolworths scam luring customers in with $ 250 voucher
- Woolworths customers were warned of a new scam that lures them into a $ 250 voucher
- The email offers shoppers vouchers that are activated with their credit card
- Woolworths confirmed that the fraudulent emails are not affiliated with the company
Woolworths customers have been warned of a new online scam tricking shoppers into paying a fee in exchange for a non-existent $ 250 voucher.
The fraudulent email claims to offer supermarket shoppers grocery vouchers that are activated using the recipient’s credit card information to pay for a processing fee.
The credible online scam has reportedly been sent to consumers who appear to be coming from their local store’s regional manager with their correct details – including name, suburb and address.
Woolworths customers are being warned of a new scam tricking them into a $ 250 voucher to be activated with their credit card details (photo)
Recipients who disclosed their information found multiple amounts charged to their credit card.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has received 176 reports of Woolworth’s email scam, with 20 reports of the fraudulent vouchers.
Email fraud has spiked to $ 1,728 in losses to unsuspecting buyers.
A Woolworths spokesperson said the scam “is not an authorized message from Woolworths and is in no way affiliated with us.”
“As always, we encourage our customers to be vigilant about online phishing and SMS phishing, which impersonate famous brands to collect personal information,” said the spokesperson.
“We never ask our customers for their personal or bank details in unsolicited communications.
“We report scams to the ACCC’s SCAMWatch and regularly update our Scam Alerts page on our website to keep customers safe online. ‘
Daily Mail has contacted Woolworths for comment.
A Woolworths spokesperson confirmed that the scam is “ not an authorized message from Woolworths and is in no way affiliated with us ” (photo: stock image from Woolworths store)