JB Hi-Fi Scam Alerts - Fake SMS Text Messages
These may also take the form of competitions to win gift cards or purchase heavily discounted products, which for example:
- ask recipients to fill out surveys and provide personal details.
- send SMS or email messages directing you to websites requesting credit card details to purchase product or personal information (these websites may look like JB Hi-Fi websites).
- ask recipients to share, comment or like a Facebook page.
- ask recipients to settle a debt with a government department with products bought from JB Hi-Fi
Please note that JB Hi-Fi will never ask for your personal or banking details in unsolicited communications. JB Hi-Fi’s official website can be found at jbhifi.com.au and any JB Hi-Fi special offers or competitions can be found on this website. We suggest that you do not respond to or participate in, any offer that appears suspicious or too good to be true.
Use the following ways to help minimise your risk of being exposed to scams:
- Use the latest version of your anti-virus software
- Use the latest version of your web browser
Examples of known scams:
- Instant Deals Survey - Customers receive a notification that they can go into a draw to win a competition after completing a survey. The artwork is an accurate representation of JB Hi-Fi branding.
- Gift Card Survey - Customers receive a notification that they have the chance to win a gift card or other prize by completing a survey.
- Pick-Up Notification - Customers are sent an SMS advising that their package is in the queue or that their package is ready with reference to a customer delivery address.
- Competition Winner - Customers are sent an SMS advising them they have won a prize that can be picked up instore.
- Product Tester - Customers are sent an SMS that they've been signed up as a product tester.
- JB Hi-Fi Gift Cards, iTunes Cards, Digital Download Tokens - Customers receive an email from someone claiming to be a government department, eg Australian Taxation Office (ATO) demanding payment via JB Hi-Fi gift cards, iTunes Gift Cards or Digital Download tokens.
- SMS Competition / Gift Scam - Customers receive an SMS from "JBStore" informing them that they've won a competition and directing them to an external link.
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