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Asda Cautions Buyers about Scam E-mails

Asda, a chain of supermarkets in Britain under the ownership of an American, headquartered at Asda House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom recently called on everyone for being watchful about scam e-mails presently circulating online while claiming as Asda messages, published thedrinksbusiness.com dated June 26, 2015.

It maybe noted that Asda is a retailer of clothes, toys, food, general merchandise as well as financial services.

A particular electronic mail that Champagne Pannier received asserted as coming from commercial director of the chain Rebecca Williams dealing in Asda's grocery along with BWS Europe. It asked the business for providing 3,000 bottles to Asda spread over certain credit line of lengthy duration, urging for a quick quotation.

Supposedly coming from the overseas selling department of Asda as also displaying a sender's id export@asda-stores-limited.com, the e-mail isn't actually from Asda.

At the time the drinks company contacted Asda, the latter informed of its knowledge about the scam as also that it was helping in an investigation by the police. Asda substantiated it hadn't sent the electronic mails got.

An Asda Spokesperson stated that the company had written to all suppliers regarding establishing a direct contact with Asda incase they got the particular e-mail. According to the Spokesperson, Asda was ensuring its suppliers weren't getting trapped into it. Thedrinksbusiness.com published this.

Disturbingly, it isn't unprecedented for scammers to exploit Asda's name through fake electronic mails.

During October 2012, shoppers cautioned people of phishing e-mails that seemed as coming from Asda; however, happened to be really fraudsters' effort for garnering personal data. Customers getting the fraudulent electronic mail were informed they were winners of one free gift card to do shopping at Asda for a value range amounting 50-1,000 pounds. The e-mail directed customers for following certain web-link that landed them on a site wherein they were solicited for providing private information like their name, birth date, e-mail address, postal address as well as cell-phone number. The site pledged for enlisting the customers' names to certain lottery draw towards winning free shopping for 12 months at Asda.

But, then also Asda had confirmed little association with the particular electronic mail.

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