Shop for free at Tesco? Beware – it’s another Facebook gift card scam

Graham Cluley
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Shop for free at Tesco? Beware - it's another Facebook gift card scam

In the last few days we have warned Facebook users about scams spreading on Facebook claiming that the likes of ASDA, Argos, Pizza Hut, Tim Hortons and Starbucks are offering consumers gift cards and vouchers entitling them to free goods.

Now it’s the turn of British supermarket giant to find its brand abused by scammers attempting to earn money by driving internet traffic towards online surveys.

Here are some examples of what is spreading on Facebook right now.

Tesco scam messages on Facebook

Get a FREE Tescho Schop – Up to a value of £500!
[LINK] To celebrate our birthday, we are giving away thousands of £500! Tesco Gift Vouchers Free

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

Win £500 Tesco Vouchers!
[LINK] Tesco is giving away more 500 Quid vouchers! Everyone Loves Tesco’s low prices for everything from food to stylish clothing.

If you’re curious to know more about how the scam works, check out one of our earlier articles referenced above.

Of course, if you were fooled into participating in this scam you probably want to know how to clean up your Facebook account. Remove the message from your newsfeed, so you are no longer spreading it with your online friends and be more careful next time.

Hopefully Facebook’s security team will begin to block this campaign soon, before more users are impacted.

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Graham Cluley is an award-winning keynote speaker who has given presentations around the world about cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. A veteran of the computer security industry since the early 1990s, he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows, makes regular media appearances, and is the co-host of the popular "Smashing Security" podcast. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Threads, Bluesky, or drop him an email.

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