JB Hi-Fi Email & Text Scam

Already this year, there has been fake PayPal and Optus texts and emails, which were being used to scam unsuspecting Australians.

Now it’s JB Hi-Fi’s turn. A text message has been circulating from ‘JBHiFi’ that is definitely not from the retailer. Here’s what you need to know.

The body of the SMS addresses the reader by name, stating that it is looking for testers in their local city and has signed them up. It is also includes an internet link.

The retailer took to social media earlier today to warn people about the scam.

Hey Good people of the Internet!

Please be on the lookout for a SCAM text message doing the rounds re: Product Testing for JB Hi-Fi. This is NOT us!

We heavily advise not clicking the link or responding to the message.

Stay Safe! pic.twitter.com/BMcqfvYir2

— JB Hi-Fi (@JBHiFi) August 27, 2018

The Facebook post provided some extra details.

Hi Good people of Facebook!We are aware of the current fake SMS doing the rounds. These SMS texts have no affiliation…

Posted by JB Hi-Fi on Sunday, 26 August 2018

If you do receive a scam email or SMS from ‘JB Hi-Fi’ or a similar sounding suspect source, report it to Scamwatch and don’t click on any unknown links. The site also offers advice and resources to those who have been victims of a scam.



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