Shoppers Warned About Fake $100 Woolworths Discount Coupons

A convincing and sophisticated looking Woolworths discount code is being circulated on Facebook.

But shoppers are being warned not to attempt to use the fake discount code and to stay vigilant against online scams.

The post, which appears on Facebook, looks like it is from the official Woolworths page and includes their logo, a legitimate looking barcode and other familiar branding.

It offers shoppers $100 off their purchase when they use the discount code or coupon.



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In order to activate the coupon, users are instructed to share it with friends and family, claiming the offer is part of a new Woolworths announcement.

"Woolworths has announced that every customer that shares this link will be sent a $100 coupon for its anniversary. TODAY ONLY," the post reads.

Many Facebook users commented on the post, claiming they are savvy when it comes to online scams, however, this one in particular looked very authentic and believable.

The discount coupon voucher being circulated on Facebook. Image: Facebook

"They usually pop up on my phone, I wasn’t expecting to see it on Facebook. It looks so convincing," commented a user.

Woolworths has advised customers not to circulate the code, having reported the scam to the ACCC's SCAM Watch.

"We encourage our customers to be vigilant of online and mobile phishing scams, which seek to imitate well-known brands to collect personal information," a Woolworths spokesperson told 10 daily.

We will never ask our customers for their personal or banking details in unsolicited communications.

The spokesperson told 10 daily that the supermarket giant reports scams to the ACCC's SCAM Watch and regularly update their Scam Alerts page on their website to help keep customers secure online.

You can find more information from Woolworths on their website.

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