Supermarket's warning over Whatsapp competition scam

Discount supermarket giant Lidl has issued a warning to its customers about a WhatsApp scam using its branding.

Friday, 2nd June 2017, 10:49 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 5:12 am

A statement put out by the company on social media reads: “Dear Lidlers, a number of you have contacted us about a competition to win prizes from Lidl via WhatsApp. Unfortunately this is a scam.

“If in doubt about a competition, please contact us and we’ll be happy to verify any promotion we’re currently running.”

People are urged not to enter their details into the competition. If you’re unsure if a promotion is genuine you can contact Lidl on twitter @LidlUk, search for them on Facebook or contact the firm on call 0800 977 7766/0370 444 1234.

If you suspect an offer is fraudulent you can also contact Action Fraud at http://actionfraud.police.uk/.