Friday 23 August 2019

Aldi customers warned over survey scam as voucher hoax circulates on WhatsApp

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Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Aldi Ireland have warned their customers after being made aware of a hoax survey currently circulating on messaging services.

The fraudulent offer, which is being sent via WhatsApp, invites customers to click a link and take part in an online survey in order to receive a €150 shopping voucher for the store.

"If you receive a message with a link to the survey please do not click the link or insert any personal information. This offer is FRAUDULENT and CANNOT be redeemed in our stores," a statement from the discount supermarket giant read.

"We are investigating the matter. If you have any further queries please contact us via private message or please contact our customer service team."

Read more: Aldi continues growth in Ireland and UK as profits rise to €244m

The chain currently has 129 stores in Ireland, as well as regional distribution centres in Naas and Mitchelstown. It employs 3,200 people in Ireland, compared to 700 in 2005.

The hoax offer
The hoax offer

Last year, Aldi said it planned to open an additional 20 stores in Ireland by 2019, creating an additional 400 jobs in a €100m investment.

Aldi Ireland group managing director Giles Hurley said that the chain now works with 175 Irish businesses, and spent more than €700m with those firms last year.

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