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Eat Out to Help Out ‘scammer’ slammed for trying to sell fake reservations

A woman has been slammed after attempting to scam locals using the Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

Yesterday the local woman named Susan Scott was called out by restaurants for "selling fake restaurant reservations".

She posted on Facebook : "Right weeks ago I booked loads of tables for final night of Rishi deal, and now selling them, all these are booked for certain times and amount of people, thought it would be worth making a few quid for final night.

"I have Miller and Carter St Anne's table for 4 for 5pm want £20 for that."

The woman proceeded to mention multiple bookings for different times and various restaurants on a Facebook group called Blackpool Take Out Reviews.

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Susan claimed she had reserved tables which are difficult to book and will be selling the reservations for those interested in eating at a discounted rate for the Eat Out To Help Out scheme.

This comes as restaurants are fully booked across the country as Brits take advantage of the last few days of the scheme.

Miller & Carter hit back at the claims of the woman and warned customers to stay aware.

On its Facebook page, the restaurant wrote: "We are aware of this and these tables are not booked so please do not pay any money to anyone. Thank you."

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They also said: "Please do not send any money to them, as there will be no table available.

"We work on a first-come booking system and any tables are on our official website."

Diners have been able to enjoy 50% off at some of the nation’s biggest restaurants this month.

The deal is available to all customers Monday through to Wednesday every week in August.

It is designed to get Brits out of the house again and spending on businesses after months of isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak's scheme appears to have worked with over 64m meals sold throughout the month and netting businesses much needed cash.

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