Facebook offer to buy a Dyson hair dryer for £1.78 is fake

11 November 2021
What was claimed

Currys is selling a Dyson hair dryer for £1.78.

Our verdict

The offer is not real as confirmed by Currys.

A Facebook post claims that you can buy a Dyson Supersonic hair dryer from retailer Currys for £1.78, with an image of what appears to be a woman holding a receipt for the hair dryer at that price. 

The post’s caption states “Currys limited sale, buy now Dyson Supersonic hair dryer for just £ 1.78” with a link beneath it.  

The photo also shows a display of hair dryers with a price banner that states “Hair Dryer Dyson Supersonic. SALE 1.78£”. 

Unsurprisingly, it’s not real. 

Currys have confirmed, in response to queries on Twitter about similar images, that it is “not a real offer from currys and is a scam post going around”. 

The company added in a separate tweet: “We can confirm we're not affiliated with this page. Feel free to report it to Facebook, we'll do the same.” 

Clicking on the link in the Facebook post takes you to a page that says you have been selected to participate in a Dyson Supersonic and Currys promotion. 

The page attempts to look like an official Currys website including a comments section which, although designed to look like genuine Facebook comments, does not link to any social media sites. 

Other signs that suggest the website is bogus are non-functional links to “Sign in” and locate stores, spelling and grammatical errors and the web address not being a Currys’ one.

The photo of the woman in the Facebook post has also been used by people making similar claims abroad. Portuguese fact checkers Poligrafo previously checked false posts with a photo of the same woman, holding a receipt and a Dyson hairdryer in what appears to be a branch of Portuguese retailer Worten.

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