There Is No Such Thing As Free Supermarket Vouchers

Scammers are out to take your money using your phone as a direct link to your bank account – ladies and gentlemen the supermarket vouchers scam is back in time for Christmas!

If you haven’t already seen the supermarket vouchers scam on social media, it surely won’t be too long.

The scam basically offers the promise of a £500 supermarket voucher.

In some instances it could even be free Easy Jet tickets as it was for me when my friend sent me a message last week.

It’s been all over social media, Facebook and Twitter in particular.

The same scam swept through the United States offering $500, others included a free iPhone and iPad.

There is not just one company in particular, there are a few of these scammers out there using ripped off logos to dupe you into applying for their free competition.

If you want genuine vouchers at discount prices download Zeek app.

As an extra ‘Brucey Bonus’ , if you sign up to Zeek via the link below – using my Zeek promocode 23KBXDZA – you’ll get a free £5 credited to your account.

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How the supermarket vouchers scam works

You may receive a message via WhatsApp or Facebook from one of your friends.

It’ll go along the lines of “Happy Christmas! Free £500 Morrisons voucher, only 100 left!”

If you click on the link you’re taken to a site which looks legit and belongs to the company in question.

It’ll take you through some questions to get your voucher or free iPhone.

You’ll be prompted to supply your phone number and your address so your ‘prize’ can be sent out to you.

Next, you’ll receive a series of ridiculously easy questions – all sent by premium rate texts at a cost of £5 each directly on to your mobile phone bill.

Of course, you can find all this in the small print, however, there is a visible clock ticking for you to share to as many people in your phone book and friends list as possible.

Run out of time and you’ll miss the chance of your voucher.

It tricks you into skipping past reading the small print as you send out a raft of messages to your friends in a wild panic.

If you want genuine vouchers at discount prices download Zeek app.

As an extra ‘Brucey Bonus’ , if you sign up to Zeek via the link below – using my Zeek promocode 23KBXDZA – you’ll get a free £5 credited to your account.

Get £5 free credit with Zeek Promo Code 23KBXDZA

What should I do if I’ve given my details?

Check with your mobile phone company to see if any unusual activity has taken place.

If so, have them block the number that has been charging you and ask them what their policy is in regards to claiming your money back.

From my own experiences of working for a couple of mobile operators, you usually have to contact the company first yourself, then they will contact them for you if don’t receive any response.

However, policies are likely to differ from one company to another so check with yours.

I would also check your credit report too, just to make sure there is nothing suspicious looking on your credit file.

Share this with your friends to make sure they’re not caught out just before Christmas.

If you want genuine vouchers at discount prices download Zeek app.

As an extra ‘Brucey Bonus’ , if you sign up to Zeek via the link below – using my Zeek promocode 23KBXDZA – you’ll get a free £5 credited to your account.

Get £5 free credit with Zeek Promo Code 23KBXDZA

Have you been approached to take part in the supermarket vouchers scam? Has somebody you know been affected? 

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6 thoughts on “There Is No Such Thing As Free Supermarket Vouchers

  1. Interesting! I’ve never heard of this (but I’m in the US). I’m not sure why anyone would think that just clicking on something on Facebook or whatever will earn you 500 GBP of free anything. There are no free lunches.

    1. Couldn’t agree more. They prey on vulnerable people looking for a lucky break. It has happened in the states too!

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