The “Morrisons offers” email sent to customers even includes the supermarket chain’s logo, but bosses have said it is no way affiliated with the brand.
The emails are often sent from an email@example.com address but the retailer is urging people not to click on any links contained in the email and not to input any bank or credit card details, Somerset Live reports.
This latest scam is similar to previous attempts phishing attempts, including a fake website set up in 2010, which even included links to the Morrisons website.
Have you received the fake email? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Morrisons’ online team said: “Phishing scams are designed to get personal and financial information from unsuspecting victims.
“We want internet users to know this is not our website and that this appears to be a scam to gain access to customers’ credit card details.
“The scam website went live on September 29, 2010, and Morrisons has already taken steps to prevent people being affected: the website has now been removed and e-mail providers are being informed about the fraudulent mail.
“We’ve taken action to have the website taken down and are alerting email providers to the scam emails but we want to warn people that have already been sent the e-mail not to hand over their personal details.”