Warwickshire Revealed As National Hotspot For Fraud Against Shops
Latest figures show this fraud type is reported in Warwickshire nearly 5 times more than the national average.
The email claims that the intended victim was 'overcharged' on a recent visit to the supermarket and offers the gift card as compensation.
Action Fraud have issued a warning about fake Sainsbury’s gift voucher emails.
The email claims that the intended victim was 'overcharged' on a recent visit to the supermarket and offers the gift card as compensation. However, when users click the link to get to the promised gift vouchers, they are led to a website that could potentially defraud them.
Reports to Action Fraud have said the emails look genuine by using the victim’s first name. They’re signed by Mia Chadwick of Customer Services.
Fraudulent emails that pose as a high-street name usual have poor-quality spelling, grammar, graphic design or image quality. They may use odd ‘spe11lings’ or ‘cApiTals’ in the email subject to fool your spam filter.
When a fraudulent email such as this asks you to follow a link, the website or email address usually doesn’t look right. Authentic website addresses are usually short and don’t use irrelevant words or phrases.