Retail giant Primark has issued an urgent warning to customers who have been targeted by fake accounts on social media.
The fashion, beauty and homeware retailer says innocent customers have ben approached in a bid to con them out of personal information.
The posts in question have been offering fake giveaways and competition prizes.
Through its verified Facebook account, Primark shared a warning with customers: “We have been made aware of some social media posts from fake accounts offering Primark Competitions, Giveaways, Vouchers/Goodie Bags.”
The post, which has had more than three thousands shares, continued: “We can confirm we have no connection to these accounts and are working hard to have them removed. For peace of mind, our official Primark accounts have a blue verified tick next to them and we would never ask for your personal information in this way.”
Understandably, many shoppers were left gutted by the announcement after hoping they had won some Primark goodies, Manchester Evening News reports..
One shopper said: “Aww gutted it's not real thought I'd won a goodie bag full of primark goodies and a voucher…typical never win nowt and when I do it's fake lol…oh well.”
Another simply said: “Gutted,” and another said: “Heartbroken.”
If you’ve been the target of this or similar scam accounts, you should report it to the relevant social media platform immediately.
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Primark is currently closed due to the national lockdown – and it doesn’t have an online store.
Retail stores are expected to open from April 12, providing the government’s four key tests are met.
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