Asda & Morrisons customers targeted in delivery text scam

Asda and Morrisons customers are being targeted by a supermarket delivery text scam, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has warned.

Shoppers are sent links via text, supposedly to track their order, which scammers use to steal personal and financial details.

It is believed the texts may also reference supermarkets other than Asda and Morrisons.

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“Scammers are sending these texts to phone numbers on the off-chance that the recipient has placed an order with the particular supermarket,” CTSI lead officer Katherine Hart said.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a greater reliance on home shopping deliveries making the public more open to falling for this scam than ever before.”

Hart urged shoppers to check suspicious texts with their supermarket and report scams to 7726, the free Ofcom service.

“We will never ask for any personal information through text messages, and any SMS communication from us does not come from a mobile number,” an Asda spokesperson said.

“If anyone is unsure about any communication claiming to be from Asda, please contact our customer services team.”

The news comes after scammers used fake Royal Mail delivery messages to steal from customers earlier this year.

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