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Aldi warns customers that 40% money-off voucher is a hoax

20 December 2015 Latest News Local News National News News

Supermarket chain Aldi have informed customers that a hoax coupon currently doing the rounds on email and social media is fraudulent and it will not be accepted as legal tender in their stores.

The German retailer shared a post on their official Facebook page on Saturday night to clarify the situation.

“We have been notified that there is a hoax 40% off Aldi coupon being circulated.

“This post is fraudulent and can not be redeemed in our stores.

“The only money off voucher we currently have in circulation is €20 off when you spend €100 which is available in this weekends Sunday Independent and Sunday World.

“For further information please contact our customer service team on 1800 991 828,” it read.

We have been notified that there is a hoax 40% off Aldi coupon being circulated. This post is fraudulent and can not be…

Posted by Aldi Ireland on Saturday, 19 December 2015

Aldi customers reacted to the news in their thousands, with the post attracting over 5,000 likes and 7,000 shares.

One man expressed concern about what would ensue when the fake vouchers were rejected by Aldi staff at the checkouts. “I feel sorry for all the Aldi Ireland workers tomorrow, going to be berated by ‘scavengers’ wanting their pound of flesh.”

Another commenter had no sympathy for those who fell for the scam. “Bit silly to think you’re going to get €100 worth of shopping for €60,” she wrote.

Meanwhile customer Ann Holland was full of positivity. “Thanks Aldi for letting us know. Loving your vareity pack of smoked salmon, can’t wait to try it Xmas Day.”

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