The old saying that “if it looks too good to be true, it probably is” has never been more fitting for Sainsbury’s customers after the supermarket has taken the unusual step of warning consumers about a new “offer” being shared on WhatsApp.
The message states that users can get a £250 gift card if they fill in a survey and pass the message on to 10 of their friends. The URL listed in the text even appears to direct users to Sainsbury’s website.
However, perhaps unsurprisingly, the gift card does not exist and the message is simply a way for data thieves to gain personal information.
The supermarket giant has now posted a message on its Twitter feed which reads: “This isn’t an official Sainsbury’s communication and you should ignore/delete it without replying.”
A spokesman for Sainsbury’s added: “We are aware of the issue and are advising customers to delete the message.”
But it has come too late for some, with one customer tweeting the supermarket chain saying: “So I filled in your survey for £250, sent a whatsapp to 10 friends as asked and then got an error message!”
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