A warning has been issued over a scam that is circulating on social media pretending to be from pub restaurant chain Toby Carvery.

It involves a fake brand page offering free items, vouchers or food as a ‘gesture of goodwill’ in the run up to Christmas.

The chain said: “Unfortunately there has been an upsurge in fake Facebook pages being created with the core aim of collecting contact and payment details from people.”

Similar scams have been reported involving Wagamama and Primark.

Advice Direct Scotland, which runs the nation’s national consumer advice service consumeradvice.scot, has urged the public to be cautious.

Marjorie Gibson, head of operations with Advice Direct Scotland, said:

“As a general rule if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is – and it’s always worth exercising extra caution just to be sure.

“This particular scam is an attempt to collect contact and payment details from people.


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