Lidl “Free £500 Vouchers To Everyone This Christmas” Facebook Scam

Outline:
Circulating Facebook posts claim that you can click to get a free £500 shopping voucher from European discount supermarket chain Lidl. Supposedly, Lidl is giving away the coupons as a means of celebrating Christmas.




Analysis:
The posts are not associated with Lidl in any way and no vouchers are being given away. Those who are tricked into participating have no chance of winning anything at all.

The posts are typical Facebook scams that try to trick you into first spamming your friends with the same fake giveaway and then supplying your personal information on scam survey websites.

Lidl has warned users about the scam posts via its official Lidl Ireland and Lidl UK Facebook Pages.

Several versions of these Lidl scams are currently being distributed. An earlier version falsely claimed to be giving away £85 coupons as a means of celebrating the company’s anniversary. The scam messages are being distributed via email as well as Facebook posts.





Refer to the following resources for further details about such scams:
What is a Facebook Survey Scam?
Survey Scam List

Example:
LiDl Christmas Voucher Scam

Last updated: December 21, 2016
First published: December 21, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen
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References
Lidl “Free Coupon” Scams Hitting Facebook
Lidl UK Facebook Page
Lidl Ireland Facebook Page