Gmail and Outlook users have been warned against opening a dangerous scammer email, which looks on the surface to be a tempting offer from the fast-food giant, Just Eat
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The scammers are said to be emailing unsuspecting users with the promise of a free £50 gift voucher from the food delivery giant.
On the surface at least, the email may appear legitimate, coming from an official Just Eat account that even has the name [email protected] in the address bar.
Piling on the pressure, a countdown timer has been added to the email, meaning those opening it may rush to grab the fake offer before thinking it through or checking the message over.
Unfortunately, those who click on the fraudulent offer link won’t end up with a free takeaway, and may instead find their personal data, including email addresses, passwords, and bank details, handed over to online crooks.
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Ray Walsh, a ProPrivacy digital privacy expert, said: “It is vital that consumers across the UK are made aware of a fake £50 Just Eat voucher being used by scammers to lure in victims.
“The current Just Eat scam leverages a countdown timer to apply further pressure on victims and to encourage them to follow the dodgy link and provide their personal information.”
Users are advised checking the received email for the [email protected], and are urged against clicking on the link.
As per a post on the Just Eat website: “Phone calls, emails, texts or Whatsapp messages pretending to be from Just Eat, or our trusted partners, may try to gain personal, sensitive or financial info from you – like usernames, passwords, credit card details, and other information.
“Just Eat will never ask for your date of birth, bank details, address, or for any proof of identity such as utility bills, or your Partner Centre username and password over the phone.
“The only time you will ever need to provide this information is when you first sign up to join Just Eat.”
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