// Argos warns customers about a scam text message being sent around
// The text informs people that they’ve won a £500 shopping spree
// It is designed to steal personal information
Argos has warned its shoppers of a new text message scam that sees fraudsters attempt to steal personal details.
The message which informs people that they can claim a £500 prize, also invites the recipient to follow a link to claim the reward.
The link, according to users on Twitter, directs to a web page that is laid out like the Argos website.
Customers are then asked to enter their personal details, including their name, age and credit card information.
Customers have taken to social media to express their concerns.
@Argos_Online. Their has been a scam text sent around this morning attempting to use your legitimate brand as a way to steal money from people.
Please work to take this down ASAP so no one ends up having the rmoney STOLEN!
I will not click the link… Number in 2nd photo pic.twitter.com/A76K6EBVZa
— Stacey Waterman (@Staceoir) February 5, 2020
— madi (@madison021105) February 10, 2020
Argos has confirmed that the text message is not affiliated to the retailer and is urging shoppers not to click or open the message.
Hi, thank you for contacting us today. I am sorry you have received the text to say you have 3rd palce in our Argos draw, this is a scam and our cyber security team are aware of this and looking into this further. Parm
— Argos Helpers (@ArgosHelpers) February 12, 2020
Argos has also asked customers to contact the retailer if they have been sent the text message.