GREGGS fans have been warned not to be fooled by tempting free sausage roll offers on Facebook as they’re fake.
Hundreds of users on the social platform shared a post they believed to be from the popular bakery.
It lured people in by claiming they would get a free sausage roll and a hot drink from Greggs if they share the post and leave a comment.
But it’s actually just a vicious scam.
“Get a Sausage Roll & Drink at Greggs FOR NOTHING,” the fake promotion reads.
“Here at Greggs we wanted to show you all we care by doing something special to start off 2023 as we know times have been tough for a lot of people so we will be rewarding everyone who $hares & ¢omments in the next 24 hours with a free Sausage Roll + Drink which can be picked up at any Greggs.”
Fortunately experts at Full Fact picked up on it and have added a warning banner to the post.
It’s a tactic usually used so a page can easily gain followers and potentially lead you onto more damaging scams.
And by sharing it to your profile, you are exposing friends and family to danger as well.
There are a few signs that users should be aware of to spot out this type of ruse.
Firstly, look at the name of the page posting it – in this case it says ‘Greggs fans’, so you should know it’s not official.
Facebook also puts a blue tick to verify official pages, which this page does not have.
Secondly, there are spelling and grammar errors in the post itself.
They’ve used weird symbols like the dollar sign instead of an “S” to avoid being detected.
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