“Never click on links in messages as scammers can use URLs to download malware onto your device or take you to a website that will try to steal your personal and bank details,” it added about the Heineken scam on its website.
Anyone who has clicked a suspicious link who thinks they might have given details away should contact their bank immediately and report the scam to Action Fraud.
“If you receive a random text or WhatsApp message from a brand that you discover is fraudulent, open up the WhatsApp chat from the unknown number, open the sender’s contact details and select Block and Report,” Which? suggests.
Suspicious text messages can also be reported to 7726, a free spam reporting service, as well as to the company the text was claiming to be from.