SCAMWATCH is urging consumers to be alert to scammers offering fake vouchers in exchange for financial and other personal information.
SCAMwatch continues to get reports from consumers about receiving emails, text messages and coming across social media posts possibly misusing the names and logos of well-known retailers such as Coles, Woolworths, ALDI, IGA, Bunnings and Myer.
Consumers are typically asked to click on a link, to complete a survey or to download a program to receive a free voucher, in some cases for an amount as high as $1000.
As a slight variation on this scam, consumers may be asked to pay a very small amount (sometimes even as low as just $1) to receive a voucher for a substantially higher amount.
Scammers often use such promotions as a disguise to collect credit card or bank account details and other personal information from consumers to access their money and commit identity theft.
Verify whether the offer is legitimate by getting in touch with the retailer purportedly offering the voucher using contact details you find independently.
For more information go to www. scamwatch.gov.au
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