‘Don’t give bank details’ plea to elderly over lottery scam
12:00pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
DYFED-Powys Police are warning elderly residents not to be drawn into 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 ‘Euro-millions 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.action fraud.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.”