Scam artists have been targeting people in the borough with fake Morrisons and Sainsbury’s £150 vouchers in a bid to get them to part with personal details on WhatsApp.
Consumer watchdog Which?, who issued the warning, said the messages come with a link to an online survey which then asks for their email, home address and phone number in exchange for the free voucher.
A text shared with Gedling Eye over the messaging app read: “I just received a free £150 gift voucher from Morrisons. Get yours before the offer ends. Thank me later.”
Once the victim has completed the survey, they are then asked to select other WhatsApp pals to share the link with.
Which? say that because the message comes from a friend, it makes it more believable.
Both supermarket chains have confirmed the offer is a scam.
A spokesman for Sainsbury’s said: “Customers should always be mindful of phishing scams. This message is not from Sainsbury’s and we are advising customers to delete it.”