Argos Coupon Scam Alert

The latest coupon scam to appear on Facebook shows how far the scammers have come: “It’s almost Black Friday! Answer a few questions for your chance to get a £1000 Argos voucher”. Its only for a chance these days, as opposed to not that long ago when it would be a certainty. However, it’s still just the same old criminals asking you after answering the questions to firstly share the quiz on Facebook and then enter all your private details. Around 1.5 million new phishing sites are created each month and 30% of phishing messages are opened by those targeted.

DO NOT ENTER SOCIAL MEDIA QUIZ/COMPETITIONS

Tips and Advice

  • Spot the scam – If the deal looks too good to be true, it’s a scam
  • Keep safe – Ensure that you have anti-virus protection, that it’s up to date and switched on. Our anti-virus software flagged the site as “Highly Risky”
  • Personal means private! – Do not divulge personal details unless you are certain who you are communicating with
  • Report it – to Argos by emailing scams@argos.co.uk
  • Contact – your bank or credit card company if you have already given out financial details
  • Still Unsure? – Call Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisor’s will help you to stay safe
  • To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool

 

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