SuperValu issue warning over potential scam doing the rounds 3 years ago

SuperValu issue warning over potential scam doing the rounds

Don't get caught out...

SuperValu have issued a warning to customers over a potential scam seeking to steal customers personal information.


Some members of the public received text messages claiming that they'd win a €750 voucher if they filled out a short survey.

However, all is not what it seems and it's a phishing scam seeking to steal your information by getting you to click on a link.

The message reads: "Congratulations! Jimboireland. You have been privileged to have this rare chance to get €750 Supervalu gift card! Just complete a quick survey to find out how to win."

SuperValu have said that it's not a legitimate offer from them and urged recipients not to click on the link or share any information on the "offer".

Responding to queries on social media, SuperValu wrote: "This is not a legitimate competition and we advise that you do not interact with it."

This is the second time in the last year SuperValu have issued a warning over scams claiming to an official SuperValu offer.

In a statement on their Facebook page last year, SuperValu said:

We have received reports from members of the public of communications, including WhatsApp messages, offering SuperValu vouchers by clicking on a link/asking to enter personal information/ answer questions or sharing the post.
These are NOT issued, endorsed or promoted by SuperValu. Please do NOT share any personal info and do not interact.

The scam was known as smishing. Put simply, smishing is any kind of phishing that involves a text message.

Often times, this form of phishing involves a text message in an SMS or a phone number. Smishing is particularly prevalent at the moment because sometimes people tend to be more inclined to trust a text message than an email.