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Title: Waitrose Voucher Scam
Post by: Cookham Webmaster on January 05, 2018, 02:43:00 PM
A new Waitrose voucher scam is doing the rounds on WhatsApp, police are warning.

The scam message claims to offer a free £250 gift voucher to anyone, inviting people to follow a link and fill out a form in order to claim theirs.

The link is designed to look like itíll take you to the Waitrose website, but actually takes you to one hosted by criminals with the aim of harvesting your personal information.

The grammar is pretty bad which is a bit of a giveaway.


Title: Re: Waitrose Voucher Scam
Post by: Bagheera on January 05, 2018, 02:57:17 PM
The grammar is pretty bad which is a bit of a giveaway.

Presumably less so when they tried it with Lidl last year  🤣


Title: Re: Waitrose Voucher Scam
Post by: Showem on January 12, 2018, 08:35:09 AM
It always astounds me how classist Brits can be over the most ridiculous things like a supermarket.


Title: Re: Waitrose Voucher Scam
Post by: Birdman on January 12, 2018, 09:40:41 AM
Of course, as is known, a similar scam is being used by means of telephone calls, based upon (in my case, Morrisons), but the intended outcome is the same as above.

As to Lidl, I had been intrigued as to its origins. The company was already Schwarz Unternehmenstreuhand KG, but I imagine they guessed this would not strike a major chord elsewhere, so they bought the rights to use the name of retired teacher Ludwig Lidl to re-name that company before launching it world-wide.


Title: Re: Waitrose Voucher Scam
Post by: Bagheera on January 13, 2018, 05:57:08 PM
It always astounds me how classist Brits can be over the most ridiculous things like a supermarket.


It was only a Lidl joke.

I use both.