How the Woolworths Gift Card Scam Email Works
The scammers attempt to entice the recipient to interact with the email via offering prizes for clicking on the link. But, by clicking the link, potential victims will be taken to a phishing website, where they will ask for your personal details so they can carry out fraudulent activities, such as using your credit cards and stealing money, or malicious software (malware) may be downloaded onto your computer.
Do not click on any links or attachments in the email. All links in the email, including the unsubscribe and report the email links, send you to a website containing malware. Anyone who has received the email should mark it as spam and delete immediately.
Woolworths reminds shoppers that they will never:
- Email or call you to ask for personal or financial information including password, credit card details or account information
- Send you an email asking you to click on an attachment
- Email you to reconfirm your physical mailing address by clicking on a link
- Call or email you out of the blue to request payment