Hundreds receive text from ‘Harvey Norman’ offering $1800 TVs for just $5

POLICE are warning of a new scam doing the rounds, offering $1800 flat screen TVs for less than $5.

A wave of Queenslanders received a text message claiming to be from Harvey Norman on Thursday.

The ‘TrackParcel’ message – complete with a fake reference number – informs recipients that they have a package waiting to be collected and instructs them to open an attachment for more details.


(Source: Queensland Police)

Those who have clicked on the link are shown a dodgy advertisement for a “special clearance event”.

The advert claims Harvey Norman is selling 450 Samsung TVs worth $1799 for just $4.95.

(Source: Queensland Police)

The Queensland Police Service issued a statement warning of the scam on Thursday afternoon.

“As with all scams, if it sounds too good to be true, it always is!” the statement said.

“We shouldn’t have to tell you this is a scam.”

Police are urging those who receive the message to delete the text immediately.

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