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IrelandLidl Ireland warning customers over scam text messages

17:53  12 july  2019
17:53  12 july  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Lidl Ireland has issued a warning to their customers over a fake message scam which is doing the rounds nationwide. The supermarket chain have warned customers to be aware of fake text messages telling them that they have won a prize in their Christmas draw.

LIDL Ireland is warning customers not to open texts claiming to be sent by the supermarket chain. The retailer took to social media after a number of "As a company we don't communicate any offers or information to customers via text so anything received via text message is most definitely a scam .

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Lidl Ireland is warning customers not to fall for scam texts currently in circulation.

The supermarket giant advised shoppers not to open any suspicious texts purporting to be from the retailer.

In a message posted on Twitter this afternoon, the company wrote: "Please do not open any texts that appear to have been sent by Lidl.

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Lidl has shared a warning to their customers as well as members of the public to be aware of a new text scam . According to reports the scammers have been targeting the supermarket’s customers this week. Don’t forget you can keep up-to-date on all things Nova over on our Instagram page

The text messages are likely to have been sent to random phone numbers, not just Tesco shoppers, which is called phishing. This is when scammers send fake URL links to as many people as possible in a hope that someone clicks on it. The supermarket has confirmed that the text messages are a scam

"As a company we don't communicate any offers or information to customers via text so anything received via text message is most definitely a scam.

"The only offers and competitions we run can be found on our verified social media channels, our app and website.

"If you have any concerns regarding suspicious texts which claim to be sent from Lidl, please call our Customer Service team on 1800 201080."

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