Warning issued over scam affecting SuperValu customers 2 years ago

Warning issued over scam affecting SuperValu customers

Be aware...

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

A fake message claiming to be from the supermarket is being sent to people via text and WhatsApp offering vouchers to people by clicking on a link.

You'll then be prompted to enter personal details in order to claim your voucher.

SuperValu issued a warning to the public that the messages were not issued, endorsed or promoted by SuperValu.

In a statement on their Facebook page, SuperValu said:

*SCAM ALERT*
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 is 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.