Scam Alert

Scam Alert – Woolworths Voucher Email Scam

A scam email purporting to be from Woolworths has recently been in circulation, claiming that recipients can receive a $150 voucher if they answer a simple question regarding the year Woolworths was founded. Woolworths do not currently have such a promotion and have warned of this on their website.

The email contains a link to an external site (which is not Woolworths) where the recipient is required to fill out their personal details, including credit card numbers.

Woolworths Scam Email

Example of Woolworths Scam Email

There are a few of things to look out for to identify the scam – firstly, the sender email is not from Woolworths. Secondly, when your mouse hovers over the links you will be able to see that they are not links back to Woolworths; they link back to a phishing site. Also, the grammar is flawed, with prize misspelt as “price”.

If you have received this email and have any urgent concerns regarding this issue, please contact Interlinked on 1300 302 207.

**UPDATE 12th December 2014**

Another one going in circulation is this Coles Christmas Surprise email – one way to identify it is that it utilises the old Coles logo with the circle on the left, which Coles no longer uses.

Coles Christmas Surprise

**UPDATE 9th December 2014**

We received a phone call earlier today from a victim of the above scam, who has had $100 extra charged to their phone bill after participating in the supposed questionnaire to win a Woolworths voucher and providing their mobile phone number.

Another scam email to also look out for is a similar one supposedly from Coles

Coles Scam Email

Example of Coles Scam Email

If you have received this email and have any urgent concerns regarding this issue, please contact Interlinked on 1300 302 207.

**UPDATE 10th December 2014**

More scam emails to look out for:

Bunning Scam

Example of Bunnings Scam Email

Supermarket Voucher Scam

Example of Supermarkets Voucher Scam Email

Myer Scam

Example of Myer Scam Email