On 21 August 2012, Woolworths issued a warning on its Facebook page about possible scams targeting its customers, as follows:
SCAM ALERT Hi everyone, there's some possible scams currently around, using our name & logo. One is a 'Customer Survey to get $50' & the other is a Facebook comp to win $500. Please be warned these are NOT official Woolworths comps, & we advise you never to provide your credit card details...
Please feel free to check with us first if a competition is endorsed by Woolworths. Thanks
This information has been prepared by Enex TestLab for the Department of
Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.
The information included in this advisory is intended for use by private
individuals and small to medium sized businesses. It is general information
only and not intended as specific advice. It was accurate and up to date at the
time of publishing.
As the material and information included in this advisory is general in
nature and not adapted to any particular person's circumstances, it cannot be
relied on to address specific cases. If you are concerned about a specific
cybersecurity issue you should seek professional advice.
The Commonwealth, Enex TestLab, and all other persons associated with
this advisory accept no liability for:
included or referred to in the advisory; any damage,
expense incurred as a result of the information included or referred to in the
advisory, whether by way of negligence or otherwise.
Nothing in this advisory (including the listing of a person or
organisation) should be taken as an endorsement of a particular product or
service. Similarly, links to other web sites have been inserted for your
convenience and do not constitute endorsement of material at those sites, or
any associated organisation, product or service.
Please note that third party views or recommendations included in this
advisory do not reflect the views of the Commonwealth, or indicate its
commitment to a particular course of action. Material on this site or in this
advisory may also include information provided by third parties. The
Commonwealth cannot verify the accuracy of any third party information included
in the advisory or on the site.