Shop for free at ASDA? Free ASDA Gift Card Facebook scam spreads rapidly

Graham Cluley
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Hot on the heels of similar scams involving Pizza Hut, and free coffee at Tim Hortons and Starbucks, messages are spreading rapidly between Facebook users about alleged ASDA Gift Vouchers, offering free shopping to “celebrate” the British supermarket chain’s “birthday”.

Here’s a typical message:

Shop For FREE at ASDA – FREE ASDA Gift Card
To celebrate our birthday, we are giving away thousands of Gift Vouchers FREE – [LINK]

Unfortunately, many people take a message shared with them by their Facebook friends at face value and don’t think twice about clicking on the link.

If you made the mistake of clicking on the link, this is the next webpage that you will see.

Your alarm bells should already…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry, having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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