The supermarket chain is once again under threat. On Facebook, the fake voucher scam is back and going viral.
Last year, this scam targeting E.Leclerc consumers had already hit hard. As of this weekend, she’s back and has gone viral. The supermarket chain admitted last November to our colleagues from 20minutes that this scam was going on. Obviously, it is still rife. E.Leclerc then confirmed that it is a “Fraudulent communication and invites consumers to be vigilant about this type of solicitation. “
This scam takes over more or less the functioning of the one concerning Lidl, and spreads mainly on Facebook. Social network users are currently sharing posts inviting their friends to take advantage of an exceptional € 170 voucher from E.Leclerc. To take advantage of it, we invite you to click on a link in the post, but above all, do not click …
The fake voucher scam is back at E.Leclerc
After clicking on this famous link, we come across a fake site replicating the aesthetic codes of E.Leclerc. It is then easy to understand why the scam is spreading so quickly: the site displays “E.Leclerc announced that all those who share it will receive a free coupon of 140 euros”.
To take advantage of this reduction coupon, you must then answer a questionnaire, in order to gain confidence. Once this is completed, we suggest you share this coupon on Facebook and then enter various personal information in order to receive the discount coupon. Obviously, this one will never reach you.
This is a phishing attempt – or phishing – aimed at stealing valuable information such as your first and last names, addresses or even your bank details. It is not known what the scammers do with this valuable information thus collected, but if you have fallen into the trap, we cannot strongly advise you to check your bank statement for any anomalies. Obviously, your bank account is the number 1 target for crooks.
Phishing attempts – or phishing – are rather easy to spot, because the URL of the fake website usually has nothing to do with the official address. In case of doubt – and before entering your personal information, preferably – remember to go to the official website of the brand concerned, E.Leclerc in this precise case, in order to verify that such an operation is really in progress. In general, avoid offers that seem too tempting, which are often a means of extracting personal data from you.