Halton Borough Council’s Trading Standards wants to make residents aware of scam text messages regarding free food from Lidl. 

This is a case of the old adage, ‘If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is’. 

Just like many of the scams we are currently seeing, the scammers want you click on a link, download something or gain your personal details.

Halton Borough Council’s Executive Board Member for Trading Standards, Cllr Dave Cargill, said: “This is no different, they also use the old trick of saying there are only a few left, to force you to make a quick (and bad) decision.”

 If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of our specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.

If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline  or 0808 223 1133