Is there a profit in supermarkets

Again and again there is fraud in the form of competitions. Aldi is now warning of these scammers. How to protect yourself.

  • Fraud at Aldi*: Now the discounter is warning of attempted fraud.
  • It is difficult to prosecute the fraudsters.
  • Also on behalf of Lidl*, Rewe* and Co. is apparently cheated.

Kassel - Whether grandchildren, fake police officers or even the begging mafia: Fraud is not uncommon these days. There are currently some warnings about a particularly nasty scam at discounters and supermarkets such as Aldi, Lidl, Rewe and Co.

The Aldi-Group officially warns against the fraudsters on the company website. The experts at Mimikama continued to investigate one of these attempts at fraud.

Profit at Aldi, Lidl and Co .: Masche known for years - never click on this link

As the website Mimikama.de reports, there are attempts at fraud Aldi, Lidl and Co. for years again and again. Usually a Profit at a Contest suggests. However, vouchers for participating in surveys or the like are also promised.

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For example, the Mimikama experts investigated a fake survey on December 18, 2020. There were next to one AldiVoucher, also various electronicsProfits provided in promising. After answering various questions, they were directed to magazine subscriptions or other competitions. In addition to the well-known subscription traps, the fraudsters also collect data. These are probably primarily intended for resale.

Sweepstakes fraud: Aldi, Lidl and Co. are trying to find the originator

Whether fraud by email, Facebook-Post, Whatsapp* or telephone: it is often difficult to identify the real origin of the scams. Affected companies like Aldi, Lidl and Co. try to find them anyway in order to bring the fraudsters to justice.

On the Aldi website, the group advises not to provide any data in the form of profit notifications. The company also advises against clicking any links. To be on the safe side, you can check which one is on a separate Aldi page Sweepstakes are currently up to date. If you have any further questions, you can also contact Aldi directly, according to the company in its warning. Merkur.de * also reported on the Aldi warning.

Sweepstakes from Lidl, Aldi and Co .: Fraudsters usually lack the imprint

Fake Sweepstakes in the name of Aldi, Lidl and Co. can often be recognized by a few points or a similar system. The experts at Mimikama were able to find out some through a self-test.

Accordingly, wrong competitions or the like can be recognized at these points:

  • Often the imprint and data protection declaration are missing
  • Different questions often have to be answered
  • Time pressure is built up: the timer runs out, a tight deadline or the end as soon as all vouchers are sold out
  • Forwarding: It is often "imperative" to distribute the survey or competition to other people before it can be completed

If you pay attention to these points, you can quickly differentiate between false and real competitions at discounters and supermarkets. When shopping at Aldi, Lidl and Co., you currently have to pay attention to the Corona rules - Why admission restrictions after Corona at Aldi and Co. could become normal. (Lucas Maier) * hna.de and merkur.de are part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.

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