Aldi is warning customers about a voucher scam circulating on WhatsApp and Facebook - here’s how to spot it
Aldi shoppers have been warned of a scam that is circulating on social media, which promises free vouchers to spend in store.
The scam offers recipients £250 in vouchers, in exchange for their personal details.
What does the scam say?
Those who have received it have been told they can claim £250 vouchers for free by following a special link to an Aldi webpage.
Recipients are informed they can get a “free Aldi coupon” but visiting the page and entering their personal details.
What should I do if I receive it?
The vouchers being offered in the message are fraudulent. Aldi has confirmed that it is not currently running a £250 coupon promotion.
Shoppers who have received a message about the vouchers have been warned not to share their information.
How can I protect myself from scams?
Action Fraud recommends being wary of any messages that:
- are unsolicited and supposedly come from a reputable organisation, such as a bank or credit card company
- encourage you urgently to visit a website or call a number to verify or update your details
- request your personal information such as username, password or bank account
If you do receive a suspicious message you should not reply to it, and be cautious about clicking on any links that may be embedded, or calling a number that may be provided.
If you have responded to a message that you suspect to be a scam and gave your bank account details, you should contact your bank immediately.
To report a scam, call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040, or report it online.