Fraudsters are sending out fake Sainsburyâ€™s gift vouchers via email, with 15 reports received from members of the public yesterday.
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 victimâ€™s first name. Theyâ€™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 â€˜spe11lingsâ€™ or â€˜cApiTalsâ€™ 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 doesnâ€™t look right. Authentic website addresses are usually short and donâ€™t use irrelevant words or phrases.
Report fraud and cyber crime and receive aÂ police crime reference number.