Warning out on KFC home delivery scams

KFC is warning fried chicken lovers not to fall for home delivery scams on Facebook.

The fast food restaurant revealed this week it would follow the lead of rival McDonald's and trial home delivery by the end of the year.

The news appears to have inspired scammers to set up fake delivery sites in a bid to steal people's credit card details.

"Recently, pages claiming to represent KFC NZ have been popping up on Facebook advertising KFC delivery in New Zealand," KFC said in a post on its website.

"These pages are not affiliated with KFC NZ and the websites they link to are scams intended to gain credit card information."

KFC said it was working with authorities to get the scam sites shut down as quickly as possible.

"If you encounter any sites offering KFC delivery in New Zealand please steer clear, and if you see any Facebook pages advertising KFC delivery, please report them to Facebook. We will post further updates here and on our Facebook page as they develop."

A trial will get under way before the end of the year to sort out "any gremlins" rather than to confirm whether we want to do it, he said.

source: nzherald.co.nz

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