ARGOS shoppers have been receiving money off vouchers by email – but it may not be all it seems.
Shoppers have been sent personal “exclusive” offers from an email address claiming to be the chain.
Argos shoppers have been receiving money off vouchers by email – but it may not be all it seems[/caption]
But email vouchers similar to these have been flagged up as a scam in the past.
The emails contain special promo codes for shoppers to get the best prices of the latest deals.
The shopper wrote: “Anyone going to Argos make sure to check your emails.”
The particular email voucher by Argos offered £5 off on a £40 product.
“Use your £5 voucher on the latest deals to save even more,” the email alert read.
In July consumer watchdog Which? warned shoppers of impersonation emails.
Their website reads: “A scam email claiming to be from Argos offers an ‘exclusive reward’ in exchange for completing a ’30 second marketing survey.’
“This survey leads to a malicious website which asks for your financial information.”
How to protect yourself from fraudsters
Action Fraud recommends taking the following advice to stay safe:
- When making a purchase, be suspicious of any requests to pay by bank transfer or virtual currency instead of safer methods, such as credit card or payment services such as PayPal.
- Listen to your instincts: If something feels wrong then it is usually right to question it. Don’t pay for goods or services unless you know and trust the individual or business.
- Personal information obtained from data breaches is making it increasingly easier for fraudsters to create highly targeted phishing messages and calls – watch out for these.
- You shouldn’t assume the caller is genuine just because they’re able to provide some basic details about you.
- Always be suspicious of unsolicited requests for your personal or financial information.
How to save money safely at Argos
Checking for other vouchers and coupons can be a great way to discover hot deals.
It is always worth looking up at Argos’ website because there may be a voucher or code that will get you a discount.
Argos has a webpage dedicated to voucher codes which are valid on top of any discounts that might already be applied.
At the moment, the retailer is running at least 15 different promo codes across a plethora of electronic goods and home appliances that could get you some discount.
It is also worth checking The Sun’s vouchers to get the best discounts while shopping at the retail store.
Another way to save money at Argos is to shop in the clearance section.
The big yellow part of the website is where the retailer discounts the last few products in ranges that aren’t going to be restocked.
While the products might not be the latest model, they are always brand new – and offered at heavily slashed prices.
As well as discount vouchers and codes, you can also get paid to shop at Argos.
Cashback sites like Quidco will pay you to spend at Argos as long as you click on their link.
Sites like these make their money by charging the retailer a fee for every customer referred to them by their website.
But it means that customers can make some easy money while they shop.
Buying Argos’ own products can also save shoppers some money as they are usually cheaper when compared to big brands.
The retailer stocks its value range of products to help you save even more cash.
The discount store sells its basic range in all departments including homeware, DIY and electricals.
It comes as Argos is offering a “cracking deal” that’s ideal for anyone buying a new TV.
The retail giant is giving away a free Nintendo Switch OLED console to shoppers who buy a selected LG TV at the store.
The retailer says it’s a saving of £309.99 compared to its usual price.
But be warned, the TVs available are among LG’s most expensive.