Fake websites continue to scam Wilko shoppers

Fake websites are still claiming to be offering heavily discounted products from Wilko, despite the administrator saying it would shut them down.

The Guardian reported on Monday that at least 10 websites were claiming to be offering products, including sofas from £4.99. Wilko does not sell sofas and its online ordering was suspended before PriceWaterhouseCoopers was appointed as administrator after the chain came close to running out of cash.

‘We have been made aware of a number of fake Wilko websites which are offering Wilko products at heavily discounted prices. These websites are not genuine and have been set up to scam users, the only legitimate Wilko website is www.wilko.com. We are in the process of working with the relevant authorities to have these websites removed. We would like to remind our customers that all Wilko sales are now in-store and you are unable to purchase items online,’ says the administrator.

However, websites were still online this morning. 

Wilkoclosing.com, for example, lists a ‘Crippen’ sofa (pictured) reduced from £407.16 to £25.05. It claims 262 have been sold in three days and there are just six in stock.

It claims the ‘Hot sale’ will end before noon.



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