Business Irish

Thursday 22 August 2019

Aldi warns customers over hoax

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Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

Aldi Ireland has warned its customers after being made aware of a hoax survey 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 supermarket group read.

Investigation

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

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

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

Irish Independent

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