The Aldi £125 voucher scam.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dave7, 11 Jan 2019.

  1. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Be aware.
    A friend sent us a link. Just click on and give some details and you get a £125 voucher from Aldi. She had already done it.
    Call me Mr cynical but my first thought was why? Why would Aldi do that?
    I googled it and sure enough it is a scam.
    Too late for my friend sadly.
     
  2. glasgowcyclist

    glasgowcyclist Charming but somewhat feckless

    Location:
    Scotland
    Was it an offer to be rewarded as a mystery shopper or some other ruse?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Another. Very clever. It tells you to answer some simple questions and you will get the voucher. There is even a digital "countdown" telling you how many vouchers are remaining so you have to be quick.
     
  4. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Location:
    pboro
    Why do people fall for " free"..
     
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  5. Drago

    Drago Soiler of Y fronts

    Even my long lost dead uncle in Nigeria wouldn't have fallen for that one.
     
  6. Even if genuine I'd equally avoid as being scammed by Nigerians and shopping at Aldi are pretty much on a par.
     
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  7. mustang1

    mustang1 Veteran

    Location:
    London, UK
    Friday night is quiz night .
     
  8. Yellow Saddle

    Yellow Saddle Veteran

    Location:
    Loch side.
    I would never have guessed that you knew the latter even existed, but, you live and learn. Maybe you overhead one of the footmen or something.
     
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  9. My chauffeur's butler passes it on the way to Fortnum and Mason.
     
  10. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    Aldi version of a milky coffee?
     
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  11. DaveReading

    DaveReading Veteran

    What fate did your friend suffer as a result ?
     
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  12. Similiar thing.... A couple of years ago both asda and tescos were giving away 50 inch tvs to everyone who liked and signed up to email alerts on 'their' facebook page... Loads of my friends liked the pages...

    Of they weren't though.. Apparently the scam is set up a page similiar to said supermarkets.. And then the list is sold as gullible muppets who can possibly be scammed...

    Non of my facebook friends could do maths... £400 tv to over a 1000 people yeah of course..
     
  13. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    Location:
    pboro

    You shouldn't jest..

    I went to price a job at Stow School ,or rather the estate owner a Mr Able Smith.
    His lordship and the lady wanted the stable block paving.

    Her Ladyship was concerned about people entering the Huge stable area in their Range Rovers at speed..
    I suggested a rumble strip..she clapped her hands a said yes yes a rumble strip!!
    Whats a rumble strip....seriously she said that:laugh:

    I replied when you drive into a shopping area or a supermarket,its the bit when you drive in that shakes the car..bit like a cattle grid?
    Ohh she says ive never been to one of those..:banghead:

    Thankfully i didn't get the job..feckin nightmare
     
  14. OP
    OP
    Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    Location:
    Cheshire
    Dont know yet as it only happened today
    From google I read that they gather the information and sell it on.
     
  15. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Location:
    Accra, Ghana
    The 'something for nothing' scam is as old as the hills and people are still falling for it despite the old adage of 'if its too good to be true it probably is'.
    A company down here called Menzgold has been operating a ponzi scheme which promised investors a 10% monthly return but the principal has run off with several million dollars in his private jet and left investors blaming the government.
    https://www.myjoyonline.com/news/2019/january-10th/court-dismisses-menzgold-suit-against-sec.php

    https://www.myjoyonline.com/enterta...-and-luxury-cars-at-trasacco.php?iRef=artMore
     
    Last edited: 11 Jan 2019
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