False: Tesco is offering £500 vouchers to help customers with the cost of living crisis.

By: Sam Doak
October 11 2022

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False: Tesco is offering £500 vouchers to help customers with the cost of living crisis.


The Verdict False

Posts advertising this offer are attempting to scam users on Facebook. No such promotion exists.

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Several pages on Facebook are sharing links they claim will direct users to £500 Tesco vouchers. The owners of these pages state that the offer is intended to help consumers buy groceries in the face of rising prices. All that is necessary to redeem this offer, the posts claim, is to fill out a short survey.

Posts describing this deal have been shared repeatedly across multiple pages. Given names such as "Limited offer" and "Top Promo," these pages have been designed to give users the impression that they exist to aggregate and share money-saving deals and promotions.

In fact

Tesco has not introduced any kind of offer or rewards scheme that resembles the one described in these posts. On its website, the supermarket chain explicitly warns customers of such offers, stating, "unfortunately, you won't be given iPads, iPhones, tickets, or vouchers for free in return for a click or a like - these are just scams used to collect your details when you enter the survey or competition."

The pages that these posts originate from were all registered around the same time and have since only shared content relating to this fraudulent offer. These posts have garnered hundreds of thousands of views, having been shared and commented upon by many seemingly inauthentic accounts.  

This scam is similar to an earlier ploy adopted by scammers in June. In this version, users were directed to fill out a short survey in exchange for a £500 voucher under a fictitious Tesco Loyalty scheme. As in many similar scams, users were ultimately directed to enter their PayPal credentials under the promise of receiving this gift. 

The verdict

Tesco is not offering any deal that fits the description included in these posts. This claim has therefore been marked as false.  

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