Voucher scam: Aldi warning shoppers against fake offer

Criminals are circulating a fake £65 voucher to get people to part with personal information

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Aldi scam warning: What to look out for

Aldi has just warned it's shoppers about a scam.

Criminals are circulating a fake £65 voucher in an attempt to get people to part with their personal information.

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Customers are told they can use the vouchers in their nearest Aldi store.

The voucher is fraudulent, however, leaving you with a worthless print out and them with the keys to your bank account.

The discount supermarket is trying to raise awareness, to stop customers being tricked. It pointed out that it will never ask you to share your personal details through a website.

Mirror Online has asked Aldi for a comment.

In a social media post, the budget food stores said "Aldi UK will never ask you to share your personal details via a website to redeem a genuine voucher offer. This is being investigated."

5 ways to protect yourself from fraudsters

If you're worried about staying safe, here are some tips to follow to stay safe online and on the phone.

  1. NEVER disclose security details such as your PIN or full password - banks and other financial firms will never ask you for this information

  2. DON'T assume an email request or caller is genuine - people are not always who they say they are

  3. DON'T be rushed - a genuine bank or financial provider will not mind waiting to give you time to stop and think

  4. LISTEN to your instincts - if something feels wrong or sounds too good to be true it is usually right to stop and question it

  5. STAY in control - have the confidence to refuse unusual requests for too much personal information

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