Aldi is warning customers about a voucher scam circulating on WhatsApp and Facebook - here’s how to spot it

Have you received a mesage about free Aldi vouchers? (Photo: Shutterstock)Have you received a mesage about free Aldi vouchers? (Photo: Shutterstock)
Have you received a mesage about free Aldi vouchers? (Photo: Shutterstock)

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?

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The fake vouchers have appeared on various social platforms, including WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and, in some cases, via email.

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

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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.

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