Aldi is not giving away free hampers for its 75th anniversary. The message circulating on social media is fake and not from the real Aldi grocery store.
The Aldi 75th anniversary free hamper post on Facebook is from a fake Facebook page that was created recently. Read this review to find out why the Aldi 75th anniversary free groceries is scam.
Aldi 75th Anniversary Free Hamper Giveaway
The text goes like this-
ALDl FREE Hamper For Everyone.
ALDl is going to celebrate its 75th anniversary on March 23, 2021, and In order to help our loyal customers every single person who has shared & commented before 11PM Monday will be sent one of these hampers containing a $75 ALDI gift-card plus surprises that will make your heart flutter
This might look so convincing, and make you think that your dreams are about to be realized. Hey! rejoice not.
This review is going to show you how this scam works.
The Truth About Aldi Free Hamper March 2021 Giveaway
When we checked the supposed page, we discovered it is a fake Aldi Facebook page. Going through the official Aldi grocery store websites both for US and UK Citizens, we realized they made no mention of the ongoing hamper giveaway to Loyal customers.
This shows this viral post is a scam, which was created by a fake Aldi page. They are simply playing with your intelligence. After sharing and commenting, you wouldn’t get anything.
How Does The Aldi 75th Anniversary Free Hamper Scam Works?
The Aldi Food Box scam is being used to trick Facebook users into commenting on or liking a fake post in order to make the post popular and gather up potential victims.
Once the scammers behind the fake post have enough Facebook users, they will start sending them spam (unsolicited messages) with links that will take potential victims to phishing websites that will steal their information, or malicious links that will take them to dangerous websites that will infect their computers with Spyware or Trojan horse.
The scammers may also send fraudulent messages claiming that their potential victims are so-called lottery winners and they need to send money in order to claim their prizes.
What Should You Do If You Receive Phishing Texts Like This
No matter how convincing it sounds, you shouldn’t visit the link or links attached to such messages/mails or send your personal information.
The first thing you should do is ignore such messages, and look for reviews online about it.
Always remember that Legitimate companies do not ask their winners to send money or personal information in order to collect their prizes.