CARLOW people are being warned to be on their guard against a scam text.
It purports to be from Lidl and claims that the recipient has won a prize in store that they can claim by clicking on a link.
One local man explained how his son was almost caught:
“We filled in the questions that were asked, and we came to the end of it and on the end of it was [a request for] all your bank account details.
I’d say they were going to take more than €1 out of your account
“They wanted €1 for postage, which was, I said to myself, a little bit cheap – I’d say they were going to take more than €1 out of your account if you gave them all the details of your visa card or credit card.
“The person who got it has a disability and he had a visa card and you wouldn’t know the damage that could do to his money.”