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Issue 109 - December 2010 - Page 4

Pages in this month's issue:
  1. PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) Premium Rate Scam Warning
  2. Check Your Receipts - Cash Back Scam Warning Email
  3. Christmas Tree App Virus Hoax
  4. Dan Murphy's 30% Off Voucher Hoax
  5. Warning from 'British Ministry of Health' - Danger From Broken Energy Saving Bulbs
  6. Friendship Inquiries Hacker Alert Hoax
  7. 'Strange City in Greece' Photographs
  8. Iceberg Spotted at Cape Town?
  9. Viral Video - Time Traveller in Charlie Chaplin Film?
  10. Bogus Facebook Rumour- Harry Graham Pedophile Warning
  11. Maria at Dell Hospital Money for Forwarding Hoax
  12. 'Very Important Message' Facebook Spam
  13. Optus ADSL Service Cancellation Phishing Scam Email
  14. Postcard Image Virus Hoax
  15. FedEx Incorrect Delivery Address Malware Email
  16. Plea to Help Find Missing Three Year Old Girl - Jewel Strong
  17. Mobile Phone Medical Equipment Warning - Phone Interference Caused Death Hoax
  18. USAA Phishing Scam Email
  19. Hilton Hotel Job Offer Scam Email

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Dan Murphy's 30% Off Voucher Hoax

Outline
Circulating voucher offers recipients 30% off all products at Australian liquor outlet Dan Murphy's between 25th and 28th November 2010.



Brief Analysis
The voucher is fake and did not originate from Dan Murphy's. The offer is not valid and the voucher cannot be redeemed at Dan Murphy's stores.

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Last updated: 19th November 2010
First published: 19th November 2010
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


Example
Subject: Fw: 30% off voucher at Dan Murphy's

Dan Murphy's

30% off all stock for Family and Friends 25th - 28th November 2010

Fake Dan Murphy's Voucher




Detailed Analysis
A voucher currently circulating via email and online promises the recipient a 30% discount on all stock at Dan Murphy's, an Australian liquor store chain now owned by Woolworths. The voucher comes in the form of an attached .pdf and includes Dan Murphy's logos and seemingly official terms and conditions of use.

However, the voucher is fake and was not issued by Dan Murphy's. The company will not redeem the voucher. Dan Murphy's has published a notice on its website warning customers about the hoax voucher:
WARNING! VOUCHER HOAX

To avoid any disappointment, please be aware that a hoax flyer is being circulated that did not originate from Dan Murphy’s or Woolworths Ltd. The offer states that family and friends can receive 30% off all stock between 25-28 November.

THIS OFFER IS NOT VALID
It is currently unclear who is responsible for the creation and distribution of the fake voucher.

Voucher hoaxes have targeted many other companies over recent years. Another hoax voucher that is also currently circulating promises recipients free Doritos products. An earlier hoax voucher promised recipients free fuel from Shell, Australia. And another widespread hoax voucher supposedly offered $5 off purchases at Target stores.

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References
Dan Murphy's - WARNING! VOUCHER HOAX
Giveaway Hoaxes
Free Doritos Coupons Hoax
Free Fuel Offer From Shell Hoax
Fake $5 Off Target Coupons



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Issue 109 Start Menu

Pages in this month's issue:
  1. PDS (Parcel Delivery Service) Premium Rate Scam Warning
  2. Check Your Receipts - Cash Back Scam Warning Email
  3. Christmas Tree App Virus Hoax
  4. Dan Murphy's 30% Off Voucher Hoax
  5. Warning from 'British Ministry of Health' - Danger From Broken Energy Saving Bulbs
  6. Friendship Inquiries Hacker Alert Hoax
  7. 'Strange City in Greece' Photographs
  8. Iceberg Spotted at Cape Town?
  9. Viral Video - Time Traveller in Charlie Chaplin Film?
  10. Bogus Facebook Rumour- Harry Graham Pedophile Warning
  11. Maria at Dell Hospital Money for Forwarding Hoax
  12. 'Very Important Message' Facebook Spam
  13. Optus ADSL Service Cancellation Phishing Scam Email
  14. Postcard Image Virus Hoax
  15. FedEx Incorrect Delivery Address Malware Email
  16. Plea to Help Find Missing Three Year Old Girl - Jewel Strong
  17. Mobile Phone Medical Equipment Warning - Phone Interference Caused Death Hoax
  18. USAA Phishing Scam Email
  19. Hilton Hotel Job Offer Scam Email