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Woolworths scam alert

22 August 2012

On 21 August 2012, Woolworths issued a warning on its Facebook page about possible scams targeting its customers, as follows:


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

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More information

Additional information can be found on the Stay Smart Online website: http://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/home_internet_users/protect_yourself2/avoiding_scams_and_hoaxes


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