National Lottery scam e-mails

Alert message sent 01/09/2021 20:38:00

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iCAN Warning: Scam National Lottery emails

Halton Trading Standards wish to warn consumers of scam emails claiming to be from the National Lottery.

The email claims that they need to charge the recipient £2 to process and ship a gift card. This is simply a ruse to obtain the recipients bank and personal details.

The email has all the hallmarks of a scam, the email address is clearly not from the National Lottery. The email also places a deadline to claim the gift card, to put pressure on the recipient to make a quick decision.

If you receive an email similar to this then simply delete it. This is a case of the old adage, ‘If it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is’.

If you or somebody you know has been caught out by a scam or fraud please contact one of our specialist officers, Linda or Sue on 0151 511 8785 or 0151 511 8775, who are already working with people in Halton who have lost thousands of pounds to scams.

If you need advice on anything else please contact the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline or 0808 223 1133

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Chris McCue (Police, PCSO, Runcorn LPU East PCSO)

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