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Profit at Aldi, Lidl and Co .: Warning of nasty fraudsters on behalf of the discounters


There is always fraud in the form of competitions. Aldi is now also warning of these scams. This is how you can protect yourself.

There is always fraud in the form of competitions.

Aldi is now also warning of these scams.

This is how you can protect yourself.

  • Fraud at


    *: Now the discounter itself warns of attempted fraud.

  • The prosecution of the fraudsters proved difficult.

  • There

    is also cheating

    on behalf of




    * and Co.

Kassel - whether grandchildren's trick, 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



and Co.



group officially warns of the fraudsters on the company website.

The experts at Mimikama have investigated one of these fraud attempts.


Profit at Aldi, Lidl and Co: Watch out!

Not all competitions are real - the risk of fraudsters is still relevant.

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© Steinberg / Förster / dpa

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

As the website reports, there have been attempts at fraud at




and Co. for years.

Most of the time, a

win is


in a



However, vouchers for participating in surveys or the like are also promised.




Education about Internet abuse

Facebook site:

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For example, the Mimikama experts investigated a fake survey on December 18, 2020.

There were next to an


various electronic coupon,


in prospect.

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 primarily intended for resale.

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

Whether fraud by email,



WhatsApp *

or telephone: it is often difficult to identify the actual origin of the fraudulent schemes.

Damaged companies such as




and Co. still try to find them in order to hold the fraudsters accountable.

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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

competitions are

currently up-

to-date on a separate Aldi page


If you have any further questions, you can also contact Aldi directly, the company said in its warning. * also reported on the Aldi warning.

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



in the name of

Aldi, Lidl

and Co.

can often be recognized at 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:

  • Imprint and data protection declaration are often 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)

* and are part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © Steinberg / Förster / dpa

Source: merkur

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