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Beware of scam text messages or emails claiming to offer Asda prizes

January 10, 2019

There are a number of messages circulating by text messages and emails that are nothing to do with us and may be an attempt to capture your personal details.

Recent messages include supermarket voucher giveaways, prize draws, reminders to collect a package and money off promotions.

Please always read a message carefully before clicking on it and check the link before you enter your details. An official Asda competition or giveaway should link to an Asda website such as asda.com or george.com. Spelling mistakes or grammatical errors are also clues that a post could be a fake.

Unfortunately we have no control over third party websites and can only warn you not to be taken in by them and to warn your friends if they share these posts with you.

Here are some recent examples of the sort of text messages and emails people are receiving:

This message uses a subtly different website name – note the special character instead of a D in the image below. Clicking on the link will take you to a fake website that attempts to get your personal information, including financial details.

There are sometimes clues that a message isn’t what it appears to be – look out for things like grammatical mistakes and an unusual website or email address, like in this example of a fake email claiming to be offering a £500 gift card from Asda:

If you see messages like these please do not click on them. Check out Asda Mobile’s tips for avoiding and reporting scams here.