Warning over fake Wetherspoon meal voucher competition which is a scam

Wetherspoon customers have been warned over fake meal vouchers being promoted on Facebook which are a scam.

Facebook users who comment on the posts published by the fake Wetherspoon pages are told they will win meal vouchers if they receive comments from the pub chain.

According to Which?, the comments come from scammers who have set up the pages.

The posts read ‘Congratulations for those of you who have received comments from us, you have the opportunity to win them’.

You are then asked to like and share the post with your friends.

Users are asked to ‘like’ and ‘share’ and then enter a competition by following a link to a ‘competition’ website. Once here, users are asked to click a button to enter their details and claim their prize.

It’s unclear what happens when users interact with the ‘competition’ page, and we’re unaware of anyone who has handed money or personal details over to the website owners.

It is strongly recommend you don’t interact with the posts, or follow any links from them.

Wetherspoon’s website states that: “Wetherspoon does not use any social media. Any promotions on social media which appear to be from Wetherspoon are, therefore, unofficial and fake – so please do not participate or share your details with such adverts.

“We will continue to report fake pages and do apologise for any inconvenience caused by these unassociated spam accounts.”

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