Please be aware that there are a growing number of fraudulent or misleading scams using the names of well-known retailers, including JB Hi-Fi. These can involve emails or SMS messages, phone calls, social media posts or other unsolicited promotions that use the JB Hi-Fi brand to request personal or financial information or direct you to “scam” websites that appear to be linked to the retailer.
These may also take the form of competitions to win gift cards or purchase heavily discounted products, which for example:
- ask recipients to fill out surveys and provide personal details.
- send SMS or email messages directing you to websites requesting credit card details to purchase product or personal information (these websites may look like JB Hi-Fi websites).
- ask recipients to share, comment or like a Facebook page.
- ask recipients to settle a debt with a government department with products bought from JB Hi-Fi.
Please note that JB Hi-Fi will never ask for your personal or banking details in unsolicited communications. JB Hi-Fi’s official website can be found at jbhifi.com.au and any JB Hi-Fi special offers or competitions can be found on this website. We suggest that you do not respond to or participate in, any offer that appears suspicious or too good to be true.
If you have a query about an offer that you’ve received, please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org. If possible, please include any screen grabs or URLs that might help us to respond to your query in a timely manner.
If you would like more information on current scams or would like to report a scam, please contact SCAM watch via their website at https://www.scamwatch.gov.au/report-a-scam
In addition to the above you can use the following ways to help minimise your risk of being exposed to scams:
- Use the latest version of your anti-virus software
- Use the latest version of your web browser
Examples of known scams:
Personalised Winner Email
Customers receive an email congratulating them on winning a competition. Includes a button directing them to a survey to claim their gift.
Instant Deals Survey
Customers receive a notification that they can go into a draw to win a competition after completing a survey. The artwork is an accurate representation of JB Hi-Fi branding.
Gift Card Survey
Customers receive a notification that they have the chance to win a gift card or other prize by completing a survey.
Customers are sent an SMS advising that their package is in the queue or that their package is ready with reference to a customer delivery address.
Customers are sent an SMS advising them they have won a prize that can be picked up instore.
Customers are sent an SMS that they've been signed up as a product tester.
JB Hi-Fi Gift Cards, iTunes Cards, Digital Download Tokens
Customers receive an email from someone claiming to be a government department, eg Australian Taxation Office (ATO) demanding payment via JB Hi-Fi gift cards, iTunes Gift Cards or Digital Download tokens.
SMS Competition / Gift Scam
Customers receive an SMS from "JBStore" informing them that they've won a competition and directing them to an external link.