A fake social media account is spreading false information about Broad Street Mall’s Platinum Jubilee competition, according to the shopping centre.

A profile with the mall’s name has been contacting Reading residents to tell them they have won a genuine jubilee competition.

The real Broad Street Mall offered its followers the chance to win a jubilee party hamper by pitching names for their royal teddy bears on May 20.

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Within two days the fake profile had been set up, and Broad Street Mall has urged anyone receiving messages to ignore and report them.

The winner will receive a message from the official account on May 25.

Official Broad Street Mall accounts are as follows:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BroadStreetMall

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/broad_street_mall/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BroadStreetMall