Lidl customers warned over Whatsapp competition scam

People are being urged not to enter their details.
People are being urged not to enter their details.

Discount supermarket giant Lidl has this afternoon, Thursday June 1, issued a warning to its customers about a WhatsApp scam using its branding.

A statement put out by the company on social media this afternoon read: “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 here.