Saturday 21 October 2017

Tesco customers hit by second 'phishing' scam

Tesco. Photo: PA
Tesco. Photo: PA

CUSTOMERS of supermarket giant Tesco have been targeted by an email scam for the second time in just six weeks.

The company successfully forced the closure of one scam website in May.

However, a second 'phishing' website has now surfaced.

In recent days, members of the public in Ireland have been bombarded with emails purporting to be from "Tesco Supermarket Survey Department".

'Phishing' is an attempt to trick customers into revealing personal or financial information by imitating websites they may already trust. The scam of phishing can come in the form of letters, emails or phone calls.

The two sites that have targeted Tesco customers in recent weeks are understood to be operated by Chinese-based criminals trying to trick internet users into disclosing their login and password details.

Irish Independent

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