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Deliveroo April Fools joke flips in France after thousands of customers send bogus £ 400 invoices

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Deliveroo April Fools joke backfires in France after thousands of customers received bogus £ 400 bills for pizza they never ordered

  • Deliveroo France issued fake confirmation emails for orders over € 450
  • Recipients said they tried to call their banks in panic to block any payment
  • The food delivery company has since released a statement on Twitter to apologize

Deliveroo’s April Fool’s joke backfires in France after thousands of customers received bogus £ 400 bills for pizza they had never ordered.

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The food delivery company sent fake confirmation emails to customers for orders totaling over € 450 (£ 380) on April 1.

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Dozens of recipients said they tried to panic call their banks to block any payment after believing their accounts had been hacked.

Deliveroo France has since released a statement on Twitter apologizing and confirming the bills were not serious.

The food delivery company sent fake confirmation emails to customers for orders totaling over € 450 (£ 380) on April 1.

Deliveroo customer Elies, 24, said he ‘almost had a stroke’ after receiving the confirmation email including an invoice for € 466 for 38 pizzas he didn’t had not ordered.

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He uploaded a screenshot of the bogus order that included the customer’s first name at the top of the message alongside the words: “Excellent choice.”

He also said that as a reward for loyalty, 50 sachets of hot sauce were thrown away for free.

And other Social media users were quick to comment under Elijah’s post to express their own frustrations.

One wrote: “I invite all victims of @Deliveroo_FR’s very bad ‘April Fools’ to unsubscribe from their platform. The joke is in very bad taste.

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Another added: ‘Horrible when you see your first name on the mail. ”

And a third added: “Don’t worry, I got the same email, so I uninstalled Deliveroo.”

Deliveroo France has since taken to Twitter to apologize and confirm the emails were not serious.

They uploaded a length statement alongside a caption that read: ‘Our apologies for this April Fool’s Day. ”

“ We confirm this was an April Fool’s Day joke, ” the clarification read. “You can enjoy the evening by ordering the pizza of your choice.

UKTN has contacted Deliveroo for further comment.

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