Warning over scams targeting Tesco, Asda and Morrisons customers | #socialmedia


Shoppers are being warned about dangerous phishing emails impersonating UK supermarkets.

Consumer watchdog, Which? has issued a warning to people shopping at UK supermarkets after they found scammers using Asda, Tesco and Morrisons logos to con people out of money.

The fake marketing emails give customers the option to get a ‘promo reward gift card’ by completing a survey.

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Back in June Which warned about a fake email purporting to be from Sainsbury’s promising a £90 ‘promo reward’ for taking part in a marketing survey. Sainsbury’s confirmed it was nothing to do with it.

Since then fraudsters have started the same tactics by posing as the UK’s most well-known shops.

Shoppers are being warned about dangerous phishing emails impersonating UK supermarkets

The scams are designed to make you follow the link by promising a large reward in return for doing very little – a common phishing tactic. But this ‘survey’ is not being run by the supermarket.

A Morrisons spokesperson said: “These social media posts are designed by third-parties posting as Morrisons, for the purpose of fraudulent activity.

“Please do not click any links, open attachments or enter personal information. This is not a genuine post from Morrisons.”

The Tesco iteration is exactly the same as the Morrisons version. Tesco confirmed that it was aware of these emails and that it is working to stop them.

Tesco has a dedicated email for customers to report phishing emails to: phishing@tesco.com

If you think you may have been a victim of a fake email like these, let your bank know what’s happened straight away.

Phishing emails can also be reported to the National Cyber Security Centre on report@phishing.gov.uk

If you’re in possession of a suspicious email you think is posing as a well-known brand, let us know in the comments.

As always, please help us spread awareness of these examples by sharing them with your friends and family.





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