John Lewis Scam Alert

“Tis the season of fake coupon offers on social media”, the latest is a widespread campaign on WhatsApp claiming that John Lewis is celebrating their birthday and giving away £100 vouchers, just click through to a website, answer a few innocuous questions, fill-in your personal details, send to 20 friends and BANG you have facilitated identity theft and spread the disease. Research from CIFAS has found that identity theft has increased by 71% since last year.

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Tips and Advice

  • Spot the scam – If the deal looks too good to be true, it’s a scam
  • Keep safe – Ensure that you have anti-virus protection, that it’s up to date and switched on. Our anti-virus software flagged the site as “Highly Risky”
  • Personal means private! – Do not divulge personal details unless you are certain who you are communicating with
  • Report it – to WhatsApp on iPhone, go to WhatsApp > Settings > Help > Contact us

or on Android go to WhatsApp > tap More options  > Settings > Help > Contact us

  • Contact – your bank or credit card company if you have already given out financial details
  • Still Unsure? – Call Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisors will help you to stay safe
  • To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool

 

To report a fraud and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool.

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