Cybercriminals have impersonated Marks & Spenser’s CEO, Steve Rowe, in order to trick customers into revealing their bank account details. The scammer’s poster fraudulent adverts promising victims the opportunity to win a gift voucher as part of a prize draw promotion while under the guise of CEO Steve Rowe.
Once victims had clicked the ad they were taken to an M&S-branded portal which asked for their name, mobile phone number, address and bank details including their account number and sort code. The emails contained an image of a man holding M&S bags who bared no resemblance to M&S CEO Steve Rowe. The email read “Hello everyone, my name is Steve Rowe and I am the CEO of Marks and Spencer! I’ve an announcement to make – To celebrate our 135th Anniversary, We are giving EVERYONE who shares & then comments by 11.59pm tonight one of these mystery bags containing a £35 M&S voucher plus goodies! Make sure you enter here [URL].”