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

by Brett M. Christensen

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?
Facebook Scam List

Example

LiDl Christmas Voucher Scam


Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer