Several alerts have been circulated on closed Lion King Ooshie Buy, Swap and Sell Facebook pages, tellings fans to be aware of various members who are agreeing to sell Ooshies and accept payment - but never post the items in question.
But while Woolworths has already organised one Lion King Ooshie Swap Day - and have another coming up - to help keep scammers at bay, it seems even these events can also attract undesirables.
One Ooshie collector recently took to Facebook to reveal that he’d been scammed out of $100 during the Woolworth Lion King Ooshie Swap Day on August 2, saying that that he’d even reported the incident to police.
Writes Andrew: ‘To the 50+ lady with red hair that was at Woolies Avenues today for ‘Ooshies’ day,Woolworths have you on CCTV with my $100.
‘You had plenty of opportunities to hand it in but chose not to. Now reporting to police. Woolies are happy to burn your identity. Clear vision.
‘Staff know you as they spoke with you in store before you stop my money.’
A shopper posted this warning on Facebook.
With only a few more days left to go with the Lion King Ooshie promotion, fans will be relying on swapping and selling their spare Ooshies even more to finish their collections. And while Woolies has another Swap Day coming up on August 17, fans need to be vigilant.
We have reached out to Woolworths for comment.
Amy SinclairAmy Sinclair is the editor of New Idea Food. She is a former weekly magazine editor who loves all things food, cooking and eating - especially the eating! When she's not looking after her three children, you'll find her in the kitchen or busily hiding online shopping purchases from her husband.