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Aldi scam warning: The fraudulent shopping voucher to avoid- and how to stay safe

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Written by Kamil Arli

According to the Express.co, Aldi have warned customers to stay away from a fake voucher being circulated on Facebook that claims to offer £65 off at the leading supermarket chain.

Facebook users have been warned about the scam, which claims to show a free money-off coupon.

The German supermarket chain said they are investigating the scam and have told customers not to give away any personal information to the site it links to.

The fake voucher has also been circulated on Twitter.

We have been notified that there is a hoax £65 Aldi voucher being circulated online

On the official Aldi Facebook page, they said: “ALERT: We have been notified that there is a hoax £65 Aldi voucher being circulated online.

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“Please be aware that this voucher is fraudulent and cannot be redeemed in our stores.

“Aldi UK will never ask you to share your personal details via a website to redeem a genuine voucher offer.

“This hoax is currently being fully investigated. Thank you, Aldi UK.”

The fraudulent voucher offers shoppers £65 of credit in-store – but do not be fooledFACEBOOK

The fraudulent voucher offers shoppers £65 of credit in-store – but do not be fooled

The post was shared almost 27,000 times on the social media site.

“Plenty of hoax emails claiming that you have won a voucher too”

On the post Aldi customers said they had received fake vouchers claiming to be from other supermarkets too.

One customer posted: “Plenty of hoax emails claiming that you have won a voucher too, not just Aldi. I get them for Boots Sainsburys, Amazon.”

While another wrote: “You don’t get something for nothing. If someone says you’ve won something out of the blue it is always a scam.”

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Last year another fake voucher claiming to offer £85 off at the supermarket was circulated, claiming it was released to mark Aldi’s 55th anniversary.

https://twitter.com/AldiUK/status/843855167808290816

It also features on it a fake barcode and a dotted strip, similar to real vouchers that appear in newspapers which can be cut out and posted.

Trading Standards officers tweeted about the new Aldi scam yesterday, and also warned people on Twitter to make sure they do NOT click on the link.

Earlier this year another scam claiming to offer money off

Nottingham City Trading Standards tweeted: “@AldiUK scam seen on Facebook, do not click any links, not a legitimate offer from Aldi”.

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Express.co.uk have contacted Aldi for comment.

Earlier this year another scam claiming to offer money off at a major supermarket was circulated online.

A text message promising a £250 gift voucher at Sainsbury’s was circulated on WhatsApp – but it was just a scam to get hold of personal information.

The supermarket warned customers about the gift card scam that was shared on the popular messaging app.

The message states that users can get a £250 gift card if they fill in a survey and pass the message on to 10 of their friends.

However, there is no gift card and the message is actually a way for cyber thieves to gain personal data from unsuspecting users.

A spokesperson for Sainsbury’s said: “We are aware of the issue and are advising customers to delete the message.”

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Kamil Arli

Editor of DigitalReview.co. Digital Media Consultant

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