There are Harvey Norman prize text message scams like the one below being sent to potential victims. The text message or SMS scam states that "There is a package(HAR-V572) waiting to be collected" from Harvey Norman or claim recipients should collect their Harvey Norman Black Week prize draw. Please do not click on any of the links provided in the text message and delete them as soon as possible.
A Harvey Norman Giveaway Scam
There is a package(HAR-V572) waiting to be collected: hxxp://j.zOon.com/... You took one of the spots on our 16/10-list
Harvey Norman do not send TXT/SMS messages asking for any kind of information. If you have placed an online order, and requested us to when you checked out, we will send notifications when your order is ready to collect or shipped. We will never ask for information from you.
Harvey Norman will not:
- Ask for payment information over the phone or via any link on email or SMS
- Ask you to provide personal information such as date of birth over the phone or via any link on email or SMS
Harvey Norman will:
- Sometimes call to verify an online order and that may involve confirming a small sample of numbers from your payment method — never the full details.
- Be wary of offers that appear too good to be true – they probably are!
- If in doubt, don’t click on links and definitely don’t give away your information.