CUMBRIA Trading Standards has warned the public about a supermarket giveaway scam.

The warning comes after reports of fraudsters impersonating supermarkets and emailing customers telling them they have ‘won’ a giveaway prize.

Cumbria Trading Standards revealed that Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, has received more than 500 reports of the scam this week.

A spokesman from Cumbria Trading Standards said: “Fraudsters are at it again with supermarket giveaway scams.

“This time, they’re sending FAKE Sainsbury’s emails. Action Fraud has received over 500 reports this week.

“If you receive a suspicious email, you can report it by forwarding to”