Messages sent to mobiles include phrases such as ‘your Asda order is out for delivery’ and link to websites supposedly allowing recipients ‘to track your order and view your delivery note’.
But the website URL is not an Asda address – scammers are using these links in a bid to obtain personal finance details.
It has been reported that the scam also involves messages mimicking texts from Morrisons.
Advice Direct Scotland, which runs consumeradvice.scot, urges people to be aware – and flag examples to its ‘Scamwatch’ reporting tool.
Marjorie Gibson, head of operations with Advice Direct Scotland, said: “Scammers have adapted to the coronavirus pandemic to prey on Scots, and with the rise in online supermarket shopping this latest scam is particularly concerning.
“It’s increasingly difficult to spot scams and there is absolutely no shame in being caught out, as the scammers’ tactics are very convincing.