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| 12 April, 2018

Scam alert: Lulu Hypermarket warns against fake messages

Lulu Group has already lodged an official complaint with the police authorities against the fraudsters.

Woman in frozen food section.

Woman in frozen food section.

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UAE - There is no dearth of fake promotions that scamsters use to swindle money from gullible residents in UAE. And it also not unusual for them to fall prey forthe scams, in spite of the warnings.

A scam is doing the rounds with shoppers receiving a message of winning Dh500 shopping voucher for LuLu Hypermarket's 18th anniversary. Many residents have received this message in the past few days.

Warning it customers, Lulu Hypermarkets has circulated an advisory asking them to be careful of fake messages. The group wants buyers to be careful about fake posts doing rounds on social media regarding raffle prizes and gif vouchers.

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The notification read -

"We have come to know about some incidents of attempted frauds in the name of Lulu, where the callers have identified themselves as calling on behalf of Lulu and tried to obtain certain personal and financial information of the persons, including their bank account and bank card details with the intent of defrauding them with false news of winning a prize or with some offers at Lulu".

"Lulu Group hereby declares that it never contacts and has not authorized anyone to contact its customers or common public for their banking, credit card or any similar details".

"The public at large is advised to exercise extreme caution while dealing with anyone asking for their bank card or other personal details and report the matter to the concerned authorities. Lulu Group has already lodged an official complaint with the concerned police authorities against such fraudsters".

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