LIDL Ireland has issued a warning over a scam that could lead to customers handing over their personal information.
With the countdown to Christmas on, shoppers will be keen to cut the cost of the holidays however possible.
But if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Users of messaging service WhatsApp have been receiving and sharing a text about a supposed Lidl Ireland promotion.
It encourages recipients to click on a link to claim free coupons celebrating the opening of Lidl Ireland’s 100th store, “before it’s too late”.
The website, Lidl-coupon.win may sound legitimate to some but the promotion is nothing to do with the supermarket chain.
Instead the link directs to a website where you are encouraged to hand over personal information.
In a Facebook post, Lidl Ireland distanced itself from the message, warning customers “you will be charged”.
Some people have also reported that the link encourages visitors to pay €7.50 to register for the ‘free’ coupons.
Warning shoppers not to be duped by the bogus promotion, the budget supermarket also pointed out a major flaw in the scam.
“P.S We opened our 100th store YEARS AGO,” they wrote.