Here we see friends sharing a Costa Coffee scam via WhatsApp. WhatsApp promotional messages are a hotbed for scammers. Just because an 'offer' or competition is sent to you by a friend does not mean it is safe.
I had a friend recently receive a WhatsApp promotion which was actually the Ryan Air free flights scam. Luckily they saw through it.
Always be cautious to give always, surveys and competitions no matter how you are approached.
The new scam circulating on smartphone messaging app Whatsapp entices people with a £75 voucher in celebration of Costa Coffee’s 50th birthday. Costa Coffee was founded in 1971, making it 47 years old. The message uses pressure sales tactics, such as quoting the number of free vouchers that are left for people to claim. As yet we are unsure how widespread the scam is, but we have seen others sharing similar reports of the Costa Coffee scam offer on Twitter.