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Australia Shoppers warned over fake Woolworths coupon Facebook scam

02:42  20 november  2019
02:42  20 november  2019 Source:   9news.com.au

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PRIMARK fans are being warned about a fake £100 discount voucher that is being shared on Facebook . The online voucher urges social media users The website found that the link in the scam voucher opens a window that asks you to complete a survey about your Primark shopping habits.

Primark shoppers have been warned to stay away from a fake £100 discount voucher circulating on Facebook this week. The Facebook post claims that Primark is giving away the coupons as part of the discount retailer’s anniversary celebrations. It encourages social media users to click on a link and

a screenshot of a cell phone: This voucher is not from Woolworths, be careful if you see it on social media. © Supplied This voucher is not from Woolworths, be careful if you see it on social media. Shoppers are being warned to show extra vigilance after the discovery of a sophisticated Facebook scam purporting to be from Woolworths.

The scam involves a Facebook link to a fabricated Woolworths coupon, which promises customers $100 off their next purchase at the supermarket.

"Present this voucher to your checkout operator to redeem," the coupon reads.

To add authenticity, the scam includes a barcode, Woolworths' logo and branding almost indistinguishable from official correspondence from the retail giant.

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PRIMARK fans are being warned about a fake £100 discount voucher that is being shared on Facebook . The online voucher urges social media users The website found that the link in the scam voucher opens a window that asks you to complete a survey about your Primark shopping habits.

Woolworths has warned shoppers of an apparent scam that has popped up on Facebook , with an unauthorised supermarket page offering “free groceries”. The Woolworths Fans page, which is not affiliated with the supermarket giant, currently has more than 25,500 followers.

Facebook users who click on the link are taken to small questionnaire before being are urged to share the coupon with family and friends on Facebook.

The final step requires customers to enter personal information to receive the coupon – this data is then harvested by cybercriminals.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Clicking on the link will take you to this phishing page. © Supplied Clicking on the link will take you to this phishing page.

Woolworths said it was aware of the scam and urged customers to be cautious.

"We encourage our customers to be vigilant of online and mobile phishing scams, which seek to imitate well-known brands to collect personal information," Woolworths told nine.com.au.

"We will never ask our customers for their personal or banking details in unsolicited communications.

"We report scams to the ACCC's SCAM Watch and regularly update our Scam Alerts page on our website to help keep customers secure online."

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