Tesco warns customers of £250 gift voucher Facebook event scam

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

Supermarket chain Tesco has warned its customers about a scam that has spread on Facebook, claiming that attending an event on the social network can will earn them a free £250 gift voucher.

In a posting on its Facebook wall, Tesco has said that websites and online adverts promising free Tesco vouchers “are a scam and nothing to do with Tesco.”

WARNING: Any adverts, websites or Facebook pages offering 'first 100,000 attendants get a Free £250 Tesco Voucher' are a scam and nothing to do with Tesco. For everyone's online safety we ask you not to follow any links.

A quick search on Facebook reveals that thousands of shoppers have been fooled by the scam, and joined bogus events on the social network. At the time of writing, these have not been shut down by Facebook's security team and still pose a risk to unsuspecting users.

Tesco customers are being tricked into believing that they must join the Facebook event pages and follow a...

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus 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 security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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