Phishing Scam Targets Tesco Customers in Ireland

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Fraudsters are targeting Irish shoppers by sending fake emails requesting their personal details.

Tesco Ireland have issued a warning to their customers making them aware of the scam.

They say the fraudulent message, which is being sent over email, is a phishing scam.

It’s being sent from someone claiming to be Tesco, and appears legitimate with the Tesco logo and colours.

But the firm say it is designed to trick the recipient of the mail into believing it’s from Tesco for the purpose of stealing personal information.

The fake email reads: “Thank you for shopping at Tesco.

“Your order has been successfully delivered.

“For your convenience you can download the receipt here.

“The reference number for your enquiry is: 010B9aCBNCOPCMFW.

“NOTE: Invoice cannot be opened on mobile phones.

“Kind regards, The Tesco Team.”

Customers who receive the message and suspects it to be fraudulent or a scam should delete it immediately.

A Tesco Ireland spokesperson said: “We’ve seen a small increase of complaints of phishing email scams. These scams are designed to trick the recipient of the mail into thinking that it’s a legitimate email from Tesco for the purpose of stealing personal information.

“Generally, recipients of these types of emails have been part of previous data breaches not related to Tesco.

“There are various resources available on the internet which will allow you to check if your email has been part of a breach. Please share this message with friends and family.”