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Beware of the following scams: if an offer sounds too good to be true, then it probably is. Report all scams to Suffolk Trading Standards via 0808 223 1133.

Fake MorrisonsBeware of the FAKE Morrisons page offering “100 Lucky families” a free shop for sharing their post.

This is not affiliated with Morrisons. There is no free shop on offer. The page has been set up by scammers for ‘like-farming’, using your interaction to harvest personal data.

The page was created in April 2020. There are also reports of similar fake pages for Tesco and Sainsburys.

Before liking a page, especially a big business like Morrisons, check if it has a blue tick. This means the page has been verified by Facebook.

Don’t just look at the competition post. Look at the page history, and the other posts on the page. Does it look genuine?

If you come across a fake page on Facebook, report it by going to the page and tap *** from the top right and select “Give feedback or report this Page”. Select “Scams and Fake Pages”.

 

Asda DirectPlease be aware of these scam emails circulating purporting to be from various supermarkets.

The scammers cloak the email in the branding of a popular supermarket chain and inform the recipient that they have received a money off voucher to assist with purchases during the quarantine.

The email then directs the recipient to click a link so that they may claim the coupon. Rather than being a kind offer from some of Britain's most popular chains, it is a fraudulent email which aims to steal the credit card details of the recipient.

Look out for the telltale signs that the voucher offer is a scam, such as poor spelling and grammar; however, this is not always the case, and many look identical to official supermarket emails.

Never click the links or input your card details.