BRISCOES SCAM

Auckland City Harbour News - - FRONT PAGE -

Con­sumers are be­ing warned about a scamof­fer­ing hun­dreds of dol­lars in gift vouchers for Briscoes. The home­ware com­pany said it had re­ceived re­ports that fraud­u­lent emails ad­ver­tis­ing free ‘‘high value Briscoes gift vouchers’’ were be­ing sent to its cus­tomers. Some of the emails were of­fer­ing up to $300 in gift vouchers, while other emails asked cus­tomers to en­ter a com­pe­ti­tion to win a $250 voucher. The body of the email reads: ‘‘You have been se­lected to en­ter our con­test and win a free Briscoes gift­card! In or­der to par­tic­i­pate, you will have to an­swer 5 ques­tions. It will only take 2min­utes of your time’’.

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