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Lottery scam warning

Posted: 13/02/2007 20:27:50

Police are warning residents to be alert after a lottery scam was reported in the Redditch area.

A local resident has received correspondence indicating that they had won a money prize in a Spanish sweepstake lottery. The letter asked the recipient to forward their bank details and information on their next of kin in order to claim their prize.

A police spokesperson says, “Phone calls or letters saying a recipient has won a lottery they have not even entered should set alarm bells ringing. If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

“Under no circumstances should people disclose their banking details or any other personal information.

“Some of these letters and calls can be very convincing but people should not be deceived and under no circumstances should they disclose their bank details, however convincing and tempting the circumstances.”

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