'Be careful': Warning over dangerous Woolworths email scam

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Shoppers are being warned about a Woolworths scam email which could steal vital information.

The email, which promises a “surprise for Woolworth (sic) shoppers” offers a reward for recipients if they complete a 30 second survey by clicking a link.

It’s also addressed from Palm Beach, Florida.

A fake Woolworths email is pictured.
Shoppers are being warned to look out for scam emails claiming to be from Woolworths such as this one (pictured). Source: Facebook

A woman on Facebook shared the phoney Woolies email warning people to “be careful”.

Woolworths, in response to her post, wrote it’s a phishing scam confirming it is not from the supermarket.

“It's actually a scammer who's attempting to trick people into giving out their personal and banking information,” Woolies wrote.

The woman wasn’t the only recipient of it either. A man warned “scammers are out today”.

A lady in a mask leaves Woolworths at West Torrens in Adelaide, Australia.
An Adelaide woman finishes shopping at Woolies in Adelaide. Source: Getty Images

A Woolworths spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News Australia the email “is not an authorised message from Woolworths and is not affiliated with us in any way”.

“As always, we encourage our customers to be vigilant of online and text phishing scams, which seek to imitate well-known brands to collect personal information,” the spokesperson said.

“We never ask our customers for their personal or banking details in unsolicited communications.

“We report scams to the ACCC's SCAMWatch and regularly update our Scam Alerts page on our website to help keep customers secure online.”

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