Gmail and Outlook users have been warned about the dangerous “Just Eat” email which is actually a scam
Gmail and Outlook users have been warned about opening a dangerous scam email, which at first glance appears to be a tempting offer from fast food giant, Just Eat
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Gmail and Outlook users have been warned of a new scam from scammers posing as Just Eat.
The scammers are said to send emails to unsuspecting users with the promise of a free £50 gift voucher from the food delivery giant.
On the surface at least, the email may look legitimate, coming from an official Just Eat account that even has the name [email protected] in the address bar.
To increase the pressure, a countdown timer has been added to the email, which means those who open it can rush to grab the fake offer before thinking about it or checking the message.
Unfortunately, those who click on the fraudulent offer link will not end up with a free takeaway and may instead find their personal data, including email addresses, passwords and bank details, passed on to online scammers.
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As previously reported by The sun, This scam was discovered by the team at ProPrivacy, an organization dedicated to protecting digital privacy and online security.
Ray Walsh, a digital privacy expert at ProPrivacy, said: “It’s vital consumers in the UK are made aware of a fake £50 Just Eat voucher used by scammers to lure victims.
“The current Just Eat scam uses a countdown timer to put additional pressure on victims and encourage them to follow the dodgy link and provide their personal information.”
Users are advised to check the email received for the [email protected] and are asked not to click on the link.
According to a post on the Just Eat website: “Phone calls, e-mails, text messages or WhatsApp messages claiming to be from Just Eat or our trusted partners may attempt to obtain personal, sensitive or financial information from you, such as usernames, passwords, credit card details and other information.
“Just Eat will never ask you for your date of birth, bank details, address or any proof of identity such as utility bills, or your Partner Center username and password over the phone.
“The only time you’ll need to provide this information is when you first sign up to join Just Eat.”
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