UK internet users were baffled after receiving emails ‘confirming’ their insurance policy purchases from Sainsbury’s Bank, despite not having bought any cover.
People have reported receiving e-mails saying that they have purchased travel, home, or car insurance from the banking arm of the UK supermarkets giant. Various users took to social media
to express confusion and ask for information.
Despite initial fears the emails were an elaborate phishing scam, it transpired the emails – which were more congratulatory in nature, akin to a ‘thank you note’ - contained no overt requests for information. Sainsbury confirmed
on their official Twitter account that they were responsible for the e-mails because of an error on their end.