Asda warns suppliers of Champagne scam

Asda is warning suppliers to be on guard after several companies received emails which claimed to be from the supermarket requesting bogus contracts.

Email-Scams-Are-a-Very-Lucrative-Business-471122-2One email, received by Champagne Pannier, claimed to be from Rebecca Williams, group commercial director for grocery and BWS Europe at Asda. The email asked the company to supply it with 3,000 bottles in return for a “long-term credit line”, requesting an immediate quotation.

The message claimed to be from Asda’s export department and citied the email address export@asda-stores-limited.com, which is not an address used by the supermarket. 

When contacted by the drinks business Asda confirmed it was aware of the scam and was assisting the police with its investigation, confirming it had no association with the emails received.

“We have sent out a letter to suppliers asking them to contact us directly if they receive this email”, a spokesperson for Asda said. “We are making sure that our suppliers are not caught up in it.”

Anyone that has received an email, or who is concerned about the authenticity of emails received, is advised to contact Asda directly.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Stock Controller & Product Manager

Mr.Wheeler (The Wine Company (UK) Ltd)
Langham, Colchester, UK

Buyer - Spirits & Beers

Harvey Nichols
London, UK

Supply Chain Assistant

Speciality Drinks
Park Royal, London, UK

Customer Services Administrator

Speciality Drinks
Park Royal, London, UK

Gin Buyer

Craft Gin Club
London (Fitzrovia)

Customer Service & Operations Administrator

Marussia Beverages UK Ltd
London, UK

Customer Service Advisor

Amathus Drinks Plc
London, UK

Sales Account Manager

Berkmann Wine Cellars
London, UK

Sales and Brand Manager

The Duchess Virgin Gin & Tonic
London, UK

Prosecco Springs

London,United Kingdom
26th Apr 2018

Spirits & More

Rome,Italy
19th May 2018

db Awards 2018

London,UK
23rd May 2018
Click to view more

The Global Malbec Masters 2017

the drinks business is proud to announce the inaugural Global Malbec Masters 2017

The Global Sparkling Masters 2017

the drinks business is thrilled to announce the launch of The Global Sparkling Masters.

Click to view more