Warning as scam letter sent to Royston address


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A woman in Royston is sending out a warning message to others after receiving a scam letter in the post.

The woman, who did not wish to be named, is over 65, and said she is concerned scammers are targeting vulnerable people in the area.

She got the letter, claiming to be from the People’s Postcode Lottery, saying she had won a £825,000 prize.

She said: “When I got the letter, I thought I’d find out what was going on.

“There are warnings all over the web. It’s aimed at vulnerable people.”

A police spokesman said: “If you haven’t entered a lottery, you haven’t won, so it’s not true if you’re told you’ve won a lottery you didn’t know you had entered.

“Beware of anyone asking for money in advance, genuine firms do not ask for this.

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“Never send money to anyone you don’t know, including paying fees, however small, to claim prizes or lottery winnings.”

For more visit www.herts.police.uk and search for crime prevention. You can also call the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 03454 040506.