Police issue warning over £825,000 lottery scam letters
in the Burnham-On-Sea area have this week been warned to beware
of scam letters being delivered by post from what appears to be
the People's Postcode Lottery.
alert has been issued by Burnham Police after a local resident
received a letter stating she'd won £825,000.
claim her prize, she was asked to telephone a number and pay a
large processing fee.
letter stated that the winning ticket was drawn as part of the
People's Postcode Lottery's international programme held in Spain.
correspondence is highly likely to be a scam and we'd advise residents
be on the look out for further letters," a Burnham Police
spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
anyone receives a letter, they should contact the County Council's
trading standards service, Burnham Police or just destroy it."
real People's Postcode Lottery says it will never under any circumstances
request a payment to receive any prize.
spokesman added: "People's Postcode Lottery takes such matters
very seriously and urge the public to be vigilant and look out
for key warning signs in any communication telling them they have
won any lottery. You cannot win a lottery unless you have entered.
Legitimate lotteries don't ask you to pay taxes, custom fees,
insurance shipping or handling or any other fee before receiving