The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is causing devastation across the UK and the world, in terms of health, and financially too. Shockingly, some fraudsters are attempting to exploit the crisis – and Tesco and Morrisons shoppers have now been issued a warning for this very reason.
Customers have been told not to be fooled by genuine-looking emails and Whatsapp messages, as scammers have created fake vouchers which reference COVID-19.
Among the supermarkets which have been specifically targeted by scammers include Tesco and Morrisons, however shoppers elsewhere are also being urged to watch out.
Police have said they are aware of a link to a scam website which uses the name “Morrison’s Super Market” – something which has been received through Whatsapp as a forwarded message.
The scam message reads: “Morrison’s is giving away free groceries worth £250 to support the nation during Corona pandemic. Hurry up! Collect your FREE voucher.”
A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire Police said:…