'Delete them': Woolworths gift card scam targeting shoppers

Josh Dutton
·News Reporter
·2-min read

Shoppers are being warned of a new fake Woolworths email scam promising recipients gift cards.

The email, which purports to be from the supermarket’s community manager, tells the “registered customer” Woolies has been trying to contact them.

“Your profile has been selected for a gift card,” it reads.

It offers the recipient to “keep and collect” their gift card by clicking a link.

A scam email pretending to be from Woolworths is pictured.
An email pretending to be from Woolworths and offering gift cards has proven to be a scam. Source: Faceboook

In a poorly worded explanation, it also warns shoppers if they don’t contact Woolies by the end of the day they will forfeit the gift card.

A Woolies spokesperson confirmed to Yahoo News Australia the email is a scam.

“This is not an authorised message from Woolworths and is not affiliated with us in any way,” the spokesperson said.

“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.

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

People queuing at Woolworths at West Torrens in Adelaide, Australia.
Woolworths has confirmed the email isn't from the supermarket. Source: Getty Images (file pic)

Anyone concerned about scams can contact the consumer watchdog’s Scamwatch page or check Woolies scam alerts for more info.

On Facebook, people weren’t too easily fooled by the email with eagle-eyed shoppers finding the poor grammar was a “deadset giveaway”.

“Received several emails like this. I just delete them,” one woman wrote.

Other people wrote they have received the email a number of times.

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