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Argos scam?

(7 Posts)
Margsus Fri 08-Nov-19 08:59:30

I’ve just had a text, supposedly from Argos, congratulating me on winning a £500 gift! It directs me to a website (which of course I’ve ignored) to claim my gift, which I apparently have to do by Sunday. Anybody else had this?

fizzers Fri 08-Nov-19 09:41:39

I don't get them by text but by email, there are many doing the rounds at the moment, just delete it and ignore it

timetogo2016 Sat 09-Nov-19 15:28:51

As are Tesco and Sainsburys.
I also had one from HMRC apparently I have a £700 tax rebate coming .
Yes delete asap.

Liz46 Sat 09-Nov-19 15:35:31

Yes, I was very pleased to get one from HMRC telling me I had a £700 tax rebate coming, especially as I am no longer a tax payer!

CH51 Mon 09-Dec-19 11:02:11

If you Google 'Argos competition scam' you can see a history of scam attempts.

Callistemon Sat 21-Dec-19 16:18:48

I've just had a text message offering me a large tax rebate - just click on the link.

The fact that I haven't paid that much tax over the last 15 years seems to have passed them by.

I must delete it asap.

J52 Sat 21-Dec-19 16:35:51

Yes I had the Argos scam. Deleted it, too good to be true!