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ALDI Gift Vouchers

Claim:   ALDI is giving away free gift vouchers for completing an online survey.

FALSE

Examples:   [Collected via e-mail, February 2012]

Celebrating a whopping $50 Billion revenue in 2011, Aldi has decided to giveaway free gift vouchers to its loyal customers.

How does this work? Follow these steps :

Step 1 : Click on "Join" at the top of the page.

Step 2 : Click "Invite Friends" at the top of the page and select your friends and click SUBMIT. Gift voucher you receive depends upon amount of friends you invite.

Invite 50 Friends = $100/£100 Voucher
Invite 100 Friends = $250/£250 Voucher
Invite 200 Friends = $500/£500 Voucher
Invite 500 Friends = $1000/£1000 Voucher

[NOTE : To select friends faster, press TAB and SPACE repeatedly.]

Step 3 : http://ukvoucherzone.info/ <- Go here after completing above two steps to redeem your voucher.

 

Origins:   January 2012 survey scams purporting to offer free ALDI gift vouchers to those who followed particular links then did as told once there spread via e-mail and Facebook. Those who went in search of the promised freebies were asked to click what appeared to be Facebook "like" or "share" buttons and post comments to the scammer's site.

Those who followed such instructions were then led into a series of surveys they were instructed to complete before their gift vouchers could be sent to them. As always with such cons, there were no gift vouchers to be had.

The "ALDI gift voucher" con is a common scam that lures users into completing surveys by holding out the false promise of free goods as a reward for participation. In reality, the scammers are interested only in collecting personal information to be used for spamming participants with promotional materials, tricking them into downloading malware, or leading them into signing up for expensive text messaging services. No matter how many surveys one fills out, or how many friends one shares the survey link with, the promised goodies are never received.

Last updated:   23 February 2012

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