Tesco warn of fake voucher scam this November
If it sounds too good to be true... chances are it's a new Facebook scam doing the rounds!
Tesco have warned people that a £50 voucher, circulating on Facebook, claiming to be a Tesco anniversary discount deal, for anyone sharing the post, is a scam and should be ignored. The voucher has nothing to do with Tesco, it won't be honoured, either online or in any of the Tesco stores, and is most likely a scammer trying to get a hold of your sensitive information/data.
Tesco has stated that If a customer is ever unsure about coupons/vouchers you see online you can always check by calling our customer service team on 0800 50 55 55
An Action Fraud spokesman told Mirror Money customers should be wary before clicking on an unsolicited links.
"Fraudsters will do everything they can to try and take personal and financial details from their victims. It is extremely tempting to click on links for vouchers whilst browsing on social media," a spokesperson said.
"However we ask people to be wary of clicking on unsolicited links and advise that they do their research first, before giving away any personal or financial details.”
Action Fraud tips to protect yourself from online voucher scams
Be wary of clicking on unsolicited messages on social media, even if they appear to come from a trusted contact.
Do some online research first - check the official supermarket website to see if there are any genuine offers available.
Ensure that you have anti-virus software on your computer
Never give out personal or financial data including usernames, passwords, PINs, ID numbers or memorable phrases.