Oct 27, 2020

Woolworths High-Street 'relaunch' proves a hoax

A tweet announcing the relaunch of UK High-Street retailer Woolworths has gone viral, despite being fake. Very, the company that owns the local rights to the Woolworths brand, confirmed it was a hoax. "We own the Woolworths trademark in the UK," a spokesman told BBC News. "Ray Walsh, scam expert at virtual private network company ProPrivacy, said:"It's not unsurprising that huge numbers of people around the UK have fallen for fake news surrounding the reopening of Woolworths. The Woolworths name remains in use in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa as an unrelated retail brand.

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