|Elderly residents warned about latest euromillions lottery scam|
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|Friday, 31 August 2012 10:09|
Elderly residents warned about latest euromillions lottery scam
Dyfed Powys Police are warning elderly residents not to be drawn in to revealing bank details after reports of a lottery scam operating in the Cross Hands area.
Officers there have been contacted by several people who have received letters from the ‘Euromillions Commonwealth of Nations Online Lottery’ advising them of surprise wins.
“These people have all had letters claiming they’ve won a cash prize in some lottery,” said PC Jason Morgan. “All they have to do to claim the prize is fill in their bank details. This is clearly a scam and anyone receiving such a letter should treat it with the caution it deserves."
“Under no circumstances should anyone give out their bank details in this way."
Further information about protecting yourself from financial crime is available from the Action Fraud hotline on 0300 123 2040, or visit www.actionfraud.org.uk They can provide up to date advice on current scams and can identify whether a scenario is fraudulent.
“And if you have lost money, contact the police.”
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Dyfed Powys Police would also like to encourage the public to use social networking to get this message out to as wide an audience as possible – the more people who know about it the less chance of them becoming a victim.