Beware: Viral Christmas Whatsapp Scam

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An online scam has reappeared and in the run up to Christmas, has started to go viral, predominantly being spread via WhatsApp.

The supermarket giveaway shopping voucher scam purports to be from a big retailer – so far we’ve seen Sainsbury’s, Asda, M&S and Tesco – and claims to be ‘giving away’ a large sum of cash to celebrate an anniversary, available by clicking the link.  Please see image for a typical example.

These are fake, and we strongly advice everyone to delete this – do not click on the link and do not forward.

The golden rule of scams and confidence tricks definitely applies to this one – if an offer seems too good to be true, it undoubtedly is.

 

Further advice and guidance can be found at www.actionfraud.police.uk

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