Scam Warning: Fake Facebook Page For Smyths Toys Superstores

7 November 2016
Scam Warning: Smyths Toys Fake Facebook Page

Facebook users are once again being targeted by scammers as a fake Facebook page has been set up pretending to be Smyths Toys Superstores, and so far more than 11,000 people have shared their first post in an attempt to win a prize.

Whether the prize exists we do not know, but the page is not the official Smyths Toys Superstore page, and the fake one has been reported to them and to Facebook.

Smyths toys have said "We are currently investigating this and hoping to have it removed asap."

The page was uploaded last night, with the promise of a £300 giveaway, and that was enough for thousands of people to like and share the post.

You can see the fake page here, and the official Smyths Toys Superstores page here. Both link to the official Smyths Toys website*, but the fake has no blue tick to verify it, and nothing posted before yesterday.

If you have shared this competition post you are advised to remove it from your timeline to prevent the fake page reaching even more people.

We expect more fake pages to pop up in the run up to Christmas, so please be aware, and check that the page is the official one before you enter any competitions or share posts.

TOPICS:   News and Recalls

21 comments

  • Sian J.

    Look for the blue tick people :white_check_mark: it's an official page by the actual company. Looks dodgy anyway. £ in comments then € on picture.

  • Jo R.

    seen that lol doesnt have the blue tick

  • Hayley R.

    Naughty, i almost did this but thought looks too good to be true thanks for the warning

  • Lou G.

    Oh shit! Thanks for warning x

  • Lou G.

    Good job no details were given x

  • Emma H.

    Thanks for letting me know x

  • Melissa J.

    There's lots of these going Rd at mo Argos boots etc

  • Danielle S.

    I know! I've unliked and deleted the post x

  • Toni C.

    How annoying, no harm done though, I didn't share it or anything. I suspect half of them are fake but do them anyway if I'm bored x

  • Michelle M.

    I did wonder but thought I'd give it a go anyway. I will now unlike the page lol.

  • Leanne G.

    Omg I shared it and liked and commented on it :rage:

  • Sue C.

    Thought so. Another fb scam :-( x

  • Rosie D.

    Thanks lovely. Dope I am! :open_mouth:

  • Gladys W.

    To late already done it never mind but thanks anyway x

  • Lauren R.

    Already knew it was a scam by looking at it :thumbsup_tone1:

  • Kristin B.

    easy mistake to make, they all look so real x

  • Leanne D.

    I've already done it but shared it so no one else does xx

  • Denise P.

    I know, I don't usually do these things. I thought I'd give a few a go. Lesson learnt!! I hope it hasn't done anything :flushed: x x

  • Denise P.

    I have too, I have reported it also x x

  • Barron K.

    Gutted! :tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::tired_face::joy::joy::joy:

  • Vonny W.

    Oh great lol i don't normally enter anything, its only cause my friend at work as said shes won quite a few i thought id try my luck. Typical x

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